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Welcome to Ofstedā€™s on-line services

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Ofsted Online allows you to access different online services that will help you to communicate with Ofsted electronically.

To find out how Ofsted processes personal data, please see the social care and early years privacy notices.

Before you begin, you will need to create a personal Government Gateway account. If you already have a Government Gateway account, you can use your existing details to login to the Ofsted Online systems. To register for a new account please click login/register. More guidance about registering for a Government Gateway account and logging in is available here.

Once you have logged in, links to the online services you require will be available to you on the left and right navigation bars.

What online services are available?

**** Please be aware that we are in the process of making changes to the Ofsted Online Government Gateway log-in and registration pages. As part of these changes there will be improvements to the user registration process, the page layout, and colour scheme. Existing users will continue to use their existing User-ID and password. Further details of the changes will be provided over the coming weeks. ****

**** Online Ofsted will be unavailable on Thursday the 25th of October from 4pm until the 26th of October due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. ****

If you wish to apply online for the Childcare Register and/or Early Years Register, please read the registration pages for the childcare you wish to provide in the early years and childcare section on the Ofsted website.

Registration and Login

To register for a Government Gateway account, or to login to Ofsted Online, click here

Please visit our website for information about registration under the new Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act, click here