Policy paper

Childminder agency (CMA) inspection requirements for Ofsted

DfE requirements for Ofsted when organising and undertaking childminder agency (CMA) inspections.



This document sets out the requirements that the Chief Inspector at Ofsted must meet when organising and undertaking inspections of CMAs.

This covers the CMA inspection requirements for Ofsted since 1 April 2015 to the present day.

All childminder agencies must be registered with, and be inspected by, Ofsted.

Published 15 October 2020
Last updated 23 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Clarified that childminder agencies carry out quality assurance visits to CMA-registered childminders.

  2. First published.