The Early Years and Childcare Registers

The Early Years and Childcare Registers

If you are caring for children aged between birth and five, you have to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (unless you are a nanny). Most providers who care for children in that age range have to join the Early Years Register, but some providers are exempt from registration.

The Childcare Register

The Childcare Register is for providers who care for children aged up to 17. There are two parts – one is compulsory, one is voluntary.

  • Registration is compulsory if a provider cares for one or more children who are between the ages of five and seven.
  • Registration is voluntary for all other providers, including home childcarers who look after children in the home of one of the children.
     

Annual Report 2012/13

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