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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.

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?

**** Online social care application forms (SC1, SC2 and SC3) will be unavailable from 6pm on the 31st March until Friday 15th May whilst we update systems to capture new legislation coming into force at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. You can continue to make applications in paper form.

Please note that the Ofsted Online website will be unavailable between 22:00 and 06:00 on Wednesday 28th April 2015 due to essential Government Gateway maintenance work ****

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