Early years childcare fees regulations

Closes 9 Oct 2019

Introduction

The aim of this consultation is to seek views from interested parties on a proposed increase to the application fee and the annual fee paid to Ofsted by childcare providers on the Early Years Register. These fees relate to the role and responsibilities of the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) under the Childcare Act 2006.

This consultation seeks views on:

  • A proposed increase, from April 2020, to the application fee and the annual fee paid to Ofsted by providers on the Early Years Register
     
  • The principles that should underpin a revised Early Years Register fee model from April 2021

The consultation runs for 12 weeks from 18 July to 9 October 2019.