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

If you live in Greater London, you can register as a childminder using our new GOV.UK pilot service. Applicants from other regions will be able to use the new service soon.

Please stay on Ofsted Online if you have already started your application.

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

Please note:
We have made some upgrades to the styling and process for registering for a Government Gateway user ID which allows you to access Ofsted’s online services.

New users will need to follow the on-screen instructions to create a new Government Gateway account.

Existing users can use their existing user ID and password but when logging in for the first time after the 25th of October you may be prompted to verify your email and you will be asked to create a recovery word.

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.