Application form for the Childcare Register (form CR1

Application form for the Childcare Register
(form CR1) -----------------------------------------April 2010
We will use a computer to scan this form. Please complete it in black ink and block capitals and write only
on the right-hand pages.
This form should be completed by:
the applicant who intends to be the registered person or, where the registered person is an
organisation, a person with authority to represent that organisation in its dealings with Ofsted.
As well as reading the guidance notes included on this form, please also refer to the Guide to registration on
the Childcare Register. The guide provides further information about the application process and will help
you to complete this form.
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Please complete this application form as fully as possible. Failure to complete some sections will mean that
we cannot accept the application. Please use the additional information sheet on page 47 if necessary.
Please note: When returning this form make sure you include the current page (page 1). We cannot
accept your application without it as it contains information needed for computer scanning.
If you need any help to complete this form, please contact us on 0300 123 1231.
Please return your completed application form to:
Ofsted National Business Unit
Royal Exchange Buildings
St Ann’s Square
Manchester
M2 7LA
Please leave blank for Ofsted use
Form CR1 – Application for the Childcare Register
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Section A – Type of provision
(A1) We need to know what type of childcare you want to provide : this depends on factors such as
where you provide the care and how many other carers you work with.
You should select childminder if you intend to work in your home or other domestic premises
which are not the child’s home. Childminders work with no more than two other people.
‘Domestic premises’ means any premises that are wholly or mainly used as a private dwelling, that
is someone’s home. This will most commonly be your home but can also be another person’s home.
You should also select childminder if you intend to care for children for more than two families
wholly or mainly in the home of a child in your care. This is because the law says that people who
do this must register as a childminder if they care for children from three families together.
If you wish to apply as a childminder you may also apply to be a home childcarer on the
same application form.
Common examples of home childcarers are nannies and au pairs who work in the child’s home.
You should select childcare provider on domestic premises if you intend to work with three or
more other childcarers or assistants at any time on domestic premises.
You should select childcare provider on non-domestic premises if you will be providing care on
premises that are not domestic.
Common examples are after school clubs, holiday playschemes, and other group-based provision.
The Guide to registration on the Childcare Register (www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/080032)
explains who must register, who is exempt from compulsory registration and who may choose to
register with us.
(A2) You should select which parts of the Childcare Register you want to apply to join.
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Select the compulsory part of the Childcare Register if the provision requires
compulsory registration.
Select the voluntary part of the Childcare Register if your provision is exempt from compulsory
registration, for example home childcarers.
Select both options if your provision requires compulsory registration and you are choosing to
join the voluntary part of the Childcare Register, because you wish to care for children over
eight.
Select both options if you wish to act as a childminder for children over eight and also wish to
act as a home childcarer.
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A
A1
Type of provision
Are you applying to (please tick one box only, unless you are applying to be a childminder and
home childcarer)
be a childminder? (Caring for children in your own home or other domestic premises that are
not the home of one of the children.)
be a home childcarer? (Providing care in a child’s own home and caring for children from no
more than two families at any one time.)
be a childcare provider on domestic premises? (Providing childcare on domestic premises where
at least four people work together at any one time.)
be a childcare provider on non-domestic premises?
A2
Please tick which part(s) of the childcare register you wish to join. Tick all options that apply.
compulsory part of the Childcare Register
voluntary part of the Childcare Register
A3
Have you previously been registered with or are you still registered with Ofsted?
Yes
No
If yes, please provide details
Previous Ofsted registration number
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Section B – Applicant’s details
Individual applicants and proposed nominated persons must be aged 18 or over.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. You should contact the UK Border Agency if you
are not sure if you need permission to work in the UK. The UK Border Agency’s contact details are:
The UK Border Agency, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2BY; telephone:
0870 606 7766; email: [email protected]; website: www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk.
The applicant is the person or organisation responsible in law for providing the care. This
individual or organisation, when registered, is known as the ‘registered person’.
(B1) Home childcarers and childminders are individual applicants.
Providers of childcare on domestic or non-domestic premises may be either an individual, or an
organisation, such as a partnership.
We will send all legal documents to the individual applicant’s address, or the head office or business
address of the organisation. Small organisations without a secure business address may use the
nominated person’s home address.
The application form should be completed by:
 the individual who provides the care, or
 the nominated person if the applicant is an organisation, that is the person nominated by the
organisation to act as its representative in dealings with us.
The nominated person is normally a director, committee member, partner or someone of similar
standing within the organisation. Larger organisations, such as national companies, local authorities
and those whose main purpose is not childcare, should nominate an individual who is the most
senior person within the organisation with the direct responsibility to provide care. The nominated
person should complete their own personal information in this section.
(B5) Any former names used, such as a name used before marriage or name at birth. Please use
the additional information sheet on page 47 if necessary.
(B8–B9) Have you lived outside the UK in the past five years?
We will use this information to decide whether we need to complete further checks in addition to
the Criminal Records Bureau check.
We may ask you to provide evidence of your suitability, such as a police check from the country
where you have lived or a certificate of good conduct from the embassy of that country, together
with a certified translation if the original is not in English. We will contact you if we need a police
check, certificate of good conduct or any other information. We may not be able to grant
registration if you cannot provide the certificate of good conduct where we require this to help us
assess your suitability to work with children.
(B10–B11) We ask for your address history so that we can contact the relevant children’s services
department to see if they hold any information which may help us assess your suitability to provide
childcare. Please use the additional information sheet on page 47 if necessary.
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B
Applicant’s details
B1
Please tick the appropriate box
I am an individual applying for registration
I am applying for registration on behalf of an organisation
Persons applying on behalf of an organisation should confirm their position within the
organisation below:
My position is: director, committee member, partner or senior officer. (Nominated person)
B2
Title
Mr
Mrs
Miss
Ms
B3
Forename(s)
B4
Surname
B5
Any other first name (s) ever used
Other
(please specify)
Used from
Used until
Surname at birth
Used until
Other surname used
Used from
Used until
B6
Date of birth
B7
Email address
B8
Have you lived outside the UK in the past five years?
Yes
B9
No
If ‘Yes’, Were you living permanently in the UK before this?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’, please give the reason why you have lived outside the UK in the past five years
B10 Current full postal address. I have lived here from
Postcode
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Section B – Applicant’s details (continued)
(B12) Nannies and other home childcarers whose home address is the same as the child’s should
answer ‘Yes’ to this question.
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B
Applicant’s details (continued)
B11 Any other addresses in the last five years (in full, starting with the most recent)
From
to
Postcode
From
to
Postcode
B12 For home childcarers only
Is your address the same as the child’s?
Yes
No
B13 Daytime telephone number (including area code)
Evening telephone number (including area code)
Mobile telephone number
B14 For childcare on domestic or non-domestic premises only. Does the provision have a manager
appointed?
Yes, the manager is different from the applicant/nominated person (please complete details
below)
Yes, the manager is the applicant/nominated person
No, the manager is not yet appointed
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Section C – Manager’s details
Please complete this section if you are providing childcare on domestic or non-domestic
premises.
We need to know who will manage the day-to-day care of the children. This may be you, another
person if you are appointing staff, or another person who is part of the organisation providing
the childcare.
If you are not the manager, the person you appoint must complete a declaration and consent form
(form CR2). We will send them a form to complete.
If you have not appointed a manager, you must inform us as soon as you do. You can submit
your application without completing this section, but you must inform us when you wish to appoint
a manager.
We cannot register your provision until the manager has been appointed and we have decided that
they are suitable to be in contact with children.
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C
Manager’s details
C1
Title
Mr
C2
Forename(s)
C3
Surname
C4
Date of birth
C5
Address (in full)
Mrs
Miss
Ms
Other
(please specify)
Postcode
Date moved to this address
C6
Telephone number (including area code)
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Section D – Organisation details
Please only complete this section if you are an organisation applying to provide childcare.
(D1) Companies and limited liability partnerships (LLP) are registered with Companies House and
have a company registration number. Examples of a statutory body are a local authority, a
healthcare trust or school governing body. If you are applying as a group of two or more individuals
who are jointly responsible for providing childcare but are not a partnership, company, committee or
statutory body please tick ‘other’ and specify the type of organisation and list all the individuals
concerned in D12. If you have a collective name for your organisation such as ‘cooperative’ please
give this name in D2. Please do not enter the provision name, for example ‘Happy Days Pre-school’
here. This name should go in E1.
(D3) Please provide details of the organisation’s business or head office address. If the organisation
does not have a business address, please complete this section with your own address.
(D12) You need to list all persons who are part of the registered person if your organisation
provides:
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childcare on domestic premises, or
childcare on non-domestic premises, the organisation’s main purpose is the provision of
childcare and you want to join the compulsory part of the Childcare Register.
Please include all directors, committee members and partners here.
All individuals named in D12 must complete a Declaration and consent form (CR2) unless they have
already done so. We will send a form for each person named.
Ofsted will carry out Criminal Records Bureau and local authority children’s services department
checks on the people named in this section. We will also check that they have an Independent
Safeguarding Authority registration number. We may carry out any other checks we deem as
necessary to establish suitability. Childcare providers on non-domestic premises whose main
purpose is not childcare, or who wish to join the voluntary part of the Childcare Register only, are
responsible for carrying out their own Criminal Records Bureau checks, and ensuring all those they
employ have an Independent Safeguarding Authority registration number on other individuals
except for the manager.
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D
D1
Organisation details
Type of organisation (please tick one box only)
A partnership
A company or limited liability partnership
A statutory body
Other
D2
Name of organisation
D3
Address of organisation
A committee
If other (please specify)
Postcode
D4
Telephone number (including area code)
D5
Mobile telephone number
D6
Fax number (including area code)
D7
Email address
D8
Date organisation was established
D9
Registered charity number (if applicable)
D10 Registered company number (if applicable)
D11 Is the prime purpose of your organisation the provision of childcare?
Yes
No
(If no, go to E1)
If you have answered Yes to D11 and you are applying to join the compulsory part of the
Childcare Register please answer D12.
D12 Persons who are part of the registered person
Title First name(s) Surname
Position
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Date of birth
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Section E – Provision details
(E1) Provision name
If you are providing childcare on domestic or non-domestic premises please complete the name by
which you want the provision to be known, for example ‘The Fun Club’. Childminders and home
childcarers should not complete the provision name.
(E2) Provision setting address
All applicants must complete this question. It asks for the addresses where you will provide
childcare.
If you are a childminder or home childcarer, you may apply to provide care from more than one
address on the same application form, providing you meet the definitions in the type of provision
section.
If you are a home childcarer, please complete this section if you know where you will be working.
If you cannot complete this now, you must let us know the setting address before you start work
and keep us informed if the setting address changes.
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises must submit a separate application for
each set of premises they wish to operate from.
(E3) This section asks whether the provision is owned by a public sector body, such as a local
authority or health authority.
(E4) and (E5) Registration is not available for provisions that operate for less than two hours per
day unless the intention is to provide care immediately before or after school hours.
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E
Provision details
E1
Provision name
E2
Provision setting address (in full)
Postcode
Telephone number (including area code)
Provision setting address (in full)
Postcode
Telephone number (including area code)
Provision setting address (in full)
Postcode
Telephone number (including area code)
E3
The care is provided by a (tick which applies)
Public sector body
Private individual, private or voluntary organisation
E4
Will the provision operate for more than two hours per day?
Yes
E5
No
Is the care you provide or intend to provide immediately before or immediately after school hours?
Yes
No
(Please note if you have answered ‘No’ to the previous question as well, the provision is not eligible
for registration on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register.)
E6
Are you a school applying to provide care for children, none of whom are pupils of the school?
(Please note that schools cannot apply to join the Childcare Register to provide care for their own
pupil(s).)
Yes
No
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Section E – Provision details (continued)
(E8) If the care is provided on school premises or by a school please provide the EduBase school
reference number (URN), which is available from www.edubase.gov.uk.
(E9) Please provide the childcare registration number. This number is shown on the registration
certificate displayed at the children’s centre main site.
(E10) and (E11) Please tick all the options applicable to the care you wish to provide. We will
provide these details to local authorities so that they have information about the times childcare is
available.
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E
E7
Provision details (continued)
Are you applying to provide care for children on school premises?
Yes
E8
No
If you have replied ‘Yes’ to E6 or E7 please complete the EduBase school reference number
(six digit reference)
Name of school
Address of school
Postcode
E9
Is the provision part of a children’s centre?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’ please provide the current children’s centre registration number at the main site?
This number relates to (please tick the appropriate box):
Childcare
E10
Education
Children’s centre
Times during which care will be provided (please tick all that apply)
Weekday (before school)
Weekday (after school)
Weekday (am)
Weekday (pm)
Weekday (all day)
Weekend (am, pm, all day)
E11 Will this be:
all year round?
school term times only?
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school holidays only?
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Section E – Provision details (continued)
(E12) Please complete all the options applicable to the age groups you wish to care for.
Childminders and childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises, who intend to provide
care for children under eight, should telephone our helpline on 0300 1231231 for advice on
whether you must apply for compulsory registration. Compulsory registration is required for those
providing care for an individual child under the age of eight for more than two hours in any one day,
subject to certain exemptions and requirements.
Please tell us about the number of children you wish to care for. We provide information to local
authorities so that they have information about the number of childcare places available.
(E13) Unless you are a home childcarer, you cannot provide childcare for children under eight
unless you:
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are registered on the Early Years Register for children in the early years age group and
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are registered on the compulsory part of the Childcare Register for children older than the early
years age group but under eight, or
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provide childcare which is exempt from compulsory registration.
Please read our factsheet Registration not required which explains whether you are exempt from
compulsory registration. If you intend to provide childcare for children under eight and are not
applying for compulsory registration, please tell us which exemption criteria apply to your provision.
(E14) Applicants for the compulsory part of the Childcare Register should answer this question.
We pass this information to the local authority so they are aware of how many childcare places are
available in their area.
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E
E12
Provision details (continued)
Age groups and numbers of children you provide or intend to provide care for (please tick the relevant
boxes showing the age groups of the children you wish to care for).
Birth to under 1 year
1 to under 2 years
2 to under 3 years
3 years to the 31 August following the child’s fifth birthday
1 September following the child’s fifth birthday to under 8
8 to under 11 years
11 to under 15 years
15 to under 18 years
Providers, except home childcarers, that provide or intend to provide care for children in
the early years age group (from birth to the 31 August following the child’s fifth birthday)
should contact us on 0300 1231231 to see if registration is required on the Early
Years Register.
E13
This question does not apply to home childcarers or providers who do not care for children
under 8.
Please tick all that apply
The provision will care for children in the early years age group and is exempt from registration
on the Early Years Register.
The provision will care for children aged under 8, but older than the early years age group, and
is exempt from registration on the compulsory part of the Childcare Register.
If you have ticked either box, please explain here why your provision is exempt from
compulsory registration
E14 This question applies to applicants for the compulsory part of the Childcare Register.
Please enter the total number of childcare places you provide or intend to provide for children aged
from 1 September following the child’s fifth birthday to under 8.
Number of children
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Section F – Suitability and disqualification
(F1-F6) You must complete this section in full, otherwise the form will be returned to you. We need
to check if there are certain circumstances that will prevent you from working with or being in regular
contact with children, or bring into doubt your suitability. This section helps us decide if you are
suitable to apply or if there are any other circumstances that might affect your suitability. Please use
the additional information sheet on page 47 of the form if necessary. The Guide to registration on the
Childcare Register (paragraphs 57–63) gives more information about the circumstances that disqualify
you from working with or being in regular contact with children. The guide also tells you how you can
apply for a disqualification to be waived.
Reasons for disqualification (the Guide to registration on the Childcare Register
Some of the things that disqualify people from working with children are that they:
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have been found to have committed certain offences against a child
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have been found to have committed certain offences against an adult (for example murder,
kidnapping, rape, indecent assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm)
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have been included on the list of those who are barred from working with children, held by
the Independent Safeguarding Authority1
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have been charged with certain offences against an adult, or an offence that is related to an
offence, and had a relevant order imposed
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have been made the subject of a disqualifying order
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have been made the subject an order or determination where a child has been removed
from their care or been prevented from living with them
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have been refused registration as a childcare provider or have had a registration cancelled
(other than for cancellation for non-payment of the fee for continued registration after 1
September 20082)
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are living on the same premises as another individual who is disqualified for one of the
above reasons.
(F3) We make a decision about your suitability by carrying out a series of checks, including with the
Criminal Records Bureau. This question relates to any criminal record you might have. Not all offences
prevent you from working with or being in regular contact with children. In F3 you need to give
details of:
the
the
the
the
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nature of the offence
place where the offence occurred
name of the court which gave the conviction
penalty imposed.
Please note that exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply. You must
include details of spent convictions, including those related to juvenile offences. Please use the
additional information sheet on page 47 of the form if necessary.
1
The Independent Safeguarding Authority is set up under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.
2
From 6 April 2007 for those providers whose registration on the voluntary part of the Childcare
Register was cancelled solely for non-payment of the fee for continued registration.
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F
F1
Suitability and disqualification (continued)
Do any of the circumstances listed on page 18 on reasons for disqualification apply to you?
Yes
No
If you have answered ‘Yes’, please specify which reasons apply:
F2
Do you currently have an enhanced level Ofsted Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure?
(Disclosures issued through Nestor, Capita or TMG do not apply.)
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’, please enter disclosure date of issue here
F3
Have you ever received a reprimand, final warning or been given
a caution for, or convicted of any criminal offences?
Yes
No
If you have answered ‘Yes’, please complete the table below.
F4
Date of offence
Details
Date of offence
Details
Have you ever been involved with children’s services in respect of your own children?
Yes
No
If you have answered ‘Yes’, please give details below.
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Section F – Suitability and disqualification (continued)
Independent Safeguarding Authority check
(J5) We need to know if you already have an Independent Safeguarding Authority registration
number. If you do, please provide your 16 digit reference number. We will verify this number with
the Independent Safeguarding Authority to check that you are not barred from working, or having
regular contact, with children. If you do not already have an Independent Safeguarding Authority
registration number you will need to obtain this by completing a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure
application form and ticking the box to apply for your Independent Safeguarding Authority
registration number. We will send you details about how to do this when we receive your completed
application form. The Guide to registration on the Childcare Register
(www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/080032) (Annex C) gives more information about obtaining a
Criminal Records Bureau disclosure and applying for an Independent Safeguarding Authority
registration number.
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F
Suitability and disqualification (continued)
Independent Safeguarding Authority check
F5
Do you have an Independent Safeguarding Authority registration number?
Yes
No
If you have answered ‘Yes’, please provide your 16 digit Independent Safeguarding Authority
registration number below.
F6
Are you aware of any other circumstances that might affect your suitability
to work or be in regular contact with children?
Yes
No
If you have answered ‘Yes’, please give details below.
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Section G – Other people connected with your application
This section must be completed by childminders and childcare providers on
domestic premises.
We will send you a Declaration and consent form (CR2), for everyone aged 16 and over, which they
must complete and return to us. Your application is not complete until we receive completed
Declaration and consent form (CR2) for all relevant people associated with your application.
We will carry out checks with the Criminal Records Bureau and with local authority children’s
services on the people aged 16 and over named in this section.
(G1) This section asks for details of any people who will be working with children. You do not need
to complete your own details in this section. Please list every person who will be looking after
children.
(G2) This section asks for details of all other people aged 16 or over who live on the premises or
people who will work on the premises whilst childcare is provided, but not in a childcare capacity,
for example cooks. Please advise the person’s relationship to you if they live on the premises, or
their occupation if they work on the premises.
(G3) Childminder applicants and applicants for childcare on domestic premises who live at the
setting address should complete this section. We ask for details of your children aged under 16 and
provide this information to the local authority children’s services department. We use the
information they may supply to help us make a decision about your suitability to become a
childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises.
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G
DDD
G1
Other people connected with your application
This section must be completed if you are applying to register as a childminder or childcare
provider on domestic premises.
Will there be any other people looking after children on the premises where you intend to provide
childminding or childcare on domestic premises?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’, please complete the section below with their details.
Other people you intend to look after children on the premises where you intend to provide
childminding or childcare on domestic premises. Please include people living on the premises who you
also intend to work with children.
Title First name(s)
G2
Surname
Relationship to
you/occupation
Date of birth
Will there be any other people aged 16 or over living or working on the premises, but not looking after
children, where you intend to provide care?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’, please complete the section below with their details.
Other people (aged 16 years or over) living or working on the premises where you intend to provide
childminding or childcare on domestic premises, but not looking after children..
Title First name(s)
G3
Surname
Relationship to
you/occupation
Date of birth
Childminders and childcare providers on domestic premises who live at the setting address should
answer this question. Do you have any children aged under 16?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’, please complete the section below with their details.
Title First name(s)
Surname
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Relationship
Date of birth
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Section H - Childcare Register declarations
In order to be registered on the Childcare Register you must meet a number of requirements in
regulations. The requirements vary according to which register(s) you are applying to join and the
category of childcare you wish to provide. Each declaration begins with a description of the type of
provider who must complete the declaration, so you can identify whether it applies to your category
of childcare.
Please read and complete the declarations carefully. If you do not complete the declarations
correctly your application could be delayed or refused.
Please note that it is an offence to make a false declaration.
CR1.2 and CR1.3 Childminders and home childcarers must hold an appropriate first aid
qualification, including training in first aid for children, obtained within the past three years.
CR1.4 and 1.5 Corporal punishment means physical punishment, including smacking or shaking.
CR2.3 A person must not have unsupervised contact with children unless they have an enhanced
CRB disclosure obtained through Ofsted.
CR4.1, CR4.2, CR4.3 and CR4.5 Your local authority provides information and advice about
childcare courses and childminding training.
You can find more information about the core skills at www.cwdcouncil.org.uk or at
www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/deliveringservices/commoncore/.
CR5.2 Providers of settings which require compulsory registration must ensure that children cannot
leave the premises without the carer’s knowledge.
Childminders and childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises registered on the
voluntary part of the Childcare Register may allow a child aged over eight to leave the premises
unaccompanied by an adult provided parental permission has been granted.
Providers of open access schemes may only care for children older than the early years age group
unless they are registered on the Early Years Register and do not allow children in the early years
age group to leave unaccompanied by an adult. If you provide an open access childcare scheme
please answer question 9.2.
CR6.2 You must manage children’s behaviour in a manner suitable to their age and development.
CR12 You must ensure that you and all persons who are part of an organisation applying to provide
childcare are not disqualified from caring for children.
The Guide to registration on the Childcare Register (www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/080032) gives
more information about the circumstances that disqualify you from working with or being in regular
contact with children.
If you know that you are disqualified from registration, you can ask Ofsted to consider waiving the
disqualification so that you may still apply to be registered. Please contact Ofsted if you wish to
apply for a waiver. We cannot waive a disqualification for people who are included on the list of
people who are barred from working with children, held by the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
CR14.1 and CR14.2 Home childcarers and childminders must have public liability insurance in their
own name. Providers of childcare on domestic or non-domestic premises must have public liability
insurance in the individual applicant’s name or the name of the organisation applying for
registration.
Providers of childcare on domestic or non-domestic premises must ensure that at least one person
on the premises has an appropriate first aid qualification, including training in first aid for children,
obtained within the past three years.
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Childcare Register declarations
The applicant must confirm that the registered person will meet the following requirements when
childcare is provided.
CR1.1
All providers
I will ensure that children receiving childcare are kept safe from harm.
CR1.2
Childminders/home childcarers
I have an appropriate first aid qualification.
CR1.3
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that at least one person who is caring for children has an appropriate
first aid qualification.
CR1.4
All providers
I will not use corporal punishment.
CR1.5
Childminders/Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that no person caring for children, or living or working on the premises
where the childcare is provided, uses corporal punishment.
CR1.6
Childminders/Home childcarers
I will be present at all times on the premises while care is being provided unless
Ofsted has given prior written approval to arrangements for me to be absent for short
periods of time while another suitable person cares for the children.
CR1.7
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that at least two people, who have attained the age of 18, are present
at all times on the premises while care is being provided.
CR1.8
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that no person smokes, or consumes or is under the influence of drugs
(including medication that may have an adverse effect on the individual’s ability to
provide childcare) or alcohol:
CR1.9
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on the premises at any time while childcare is provided, or
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in the presence of a child receiving childcare.
Home childcarers
I will not smoke, or consume or be under the influence of drugs (including medication
that may have an adverse effect on my ability to provide childcare) or alcohol while
providing childcare.
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CR1.10
Childcare Register declarations
Home childcarers
I will supervise the children while I am providing care.
Childminders
I will supervise children at all times on the premises unless Ofsted has given prior
written approval to arrangements for me to be absent. I will ensure that any person
aged under 18 caring for children is supervised at all times by a person who has
attained the age of 18.
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that any person aged under 18 caring for children is supervised at all
times by a person who has attained the age of 18.
CR1.11
Childminders applying to join the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that for every six children for whom the childminding is being provided,
at least one person who has attained the age of 18 cares for such children.
CR1.12
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that for every eight children for whom the childcare is being provided,
at least one person who has attained the age of 18 cares for such children.
CR2.1
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will keep and implement a written statement of procedures to be followed for the
protection of children, intended to safeguard the children being cared for from abuse or
neglect.
CR2.2
Home childcarers
I am familiar with issues of child protection and procedures to safeguard children from
abuse or neglect.
CR2.3
Childminders/providers of childcare on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that no individual who is unsuitable to have contact with children has
unsupervised access to a child receiving childcare.
I will inform Ofsted of the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any
person aged 16 or over working or living on the premises where childminding or
childcare on domestic premises takes place.
I will inform Ofsted of the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any
person working with children where childminding or childcare on domestic premises
takes place.
I will inform Ofsted of the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any
partner, director, senior officer or other member of the governing body where childcare
on domestic or non-domestic premises takes place and the provision is registered on the
compulsory part of the Childcare Register.
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CR3
Childcare Register declarations (continued)
All providers
I will have effective systems to ensure that the registered person and any person caring
for, or in regular contact with children:
 is suitable to work with children which must include obtaining an enhanced
Criminal Records Bureau check
 is of integrity and good character
 has skills and experience suitable for the work
 is physically and mentally fit for the work.
CR4.1
Childminders applying to join the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
I have successfully completed, or will successfully complete within six months of
registration, a childminding course approved by an English local authority.
CR4.2
Childminders/home childcarers applying to join the voluntary part of the
Childcare Register
I have successfully completed a:
 qualification at a minimum of level 2 in an area of work relevant to the childcare,
or
 training in the core skills as set out in the document ‘common core of skills and
knowledge for the children’s workforce’.
CR4.3
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises applying to join
the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that:
 at least half of all persons caring for children have successfully completed a
qualification at a minimum of level 2 in a relevant area of work, and
 the manager has a qualification at a minimum of level 3 in a relevant area of
work.
CR4.4
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises applying to join
the voluntary part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that at least one person has successfully completed a:
 qualification at a minimum of level 2 in an area of work relevant to the childcare,
or
 training in the core skills as set out in the document ‘common core of skills and
knowledge for the children’s workforce’.
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CR5.1
Childcare Register declarations (continued)
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure the premises and equipment used for the purposes of the childcare are safe
and suitable for that childcare.
CR5.2
Childminders applying to join the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that a child is unable to leave the premises unsupervised.
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises applying to join
the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that a child is unable to leave the premises without a person who is caring
for the children becoming aware of the child leaving.
CR5.3
Childminders applying to join the voluntary part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that a child is unable to leave the premises unsupervised except where the
child is aged eight or over and I have agreed with the parent of the child that they may
leave the provision unaccompanied.
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises applying to join the
voluntary part of the Childcare Register
I will ensure that a child is unable to leave the premises unsupervised except where the
childcare (not childminding) is open access or where the child is aged eight or over and I
have agreed with the parent of the child that they may leave the provision
unaccompanied.
CR5.4
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that no one can enter the premises without the knowledge of a person
who is caring for children on the premises.
CR5.5
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will undertake a risk assessment of the premises and equipment:
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at least once in each calendar year, and
 immediately, where the need for an assessment arises.
I will ensure that all necessary measures are taken to minimise any identified risks.
CR5.6
Home childcarers
I will advise parents/guardians/carers of any health and safety risks.
CR6.1
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will make arrangements with other childcare providers or with parents for occasions
on which I am not able to provide childcare.
CR6.2
All providers
I will ensure that children’s behaviour is managed in a suitable manner.
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CR6.3
Childcare Register declarations (continued)
All providers
I will ensure that where older and younger children are together, the behaviour of
children over the age of eight years does not have a negative effect on the
younger children.
CR6.4
All providers
I will ensure that the childcare is accessible and inclusive by taking all reasonable
steps to ensure that the needs of each child, relating to their childcare, are met.
CR6.5
All providers
I will ensure that the childcare is accessible and inclusive by taking all reasonable steps
to ensure children with disabilities have access to the premises. I will not refuse to
provide childcare or treat any child less favourably than another child by reason of the
child’s:
 race
 religion
 home language
 family background
 gender, or
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CR7.1
disability or learning difficulty.
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I have a written statement of procedures to be followed in relation to complaints
which relate to the requirements of the Childcare Register and which a parent makes
in writing or by email.
CR7.2
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will ensure that each complaint is fully investigated.
CR7.3
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will keep a written record, for a period of three years, of these complaints including
the outcome of the investigation and the action the provider took in response.
CR7.4
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will inform the parent who made the complaint (in writing or by email if the parent
requests this) of the outcome of the complaint, within 28 days of the date the
complaint was made.
CR7.5
Childminders/ childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will make available to Ofsted, on request, a summary of complaints made in relation
to the requirements during the past 12 months and the action that was taken as
a consequence.
CR7.6
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will produce for Ofsted, on request, a list of such complaints made during the
previous three years.
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CR8
Childcare Register declarations (continued)
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will keep records of the following and retain them for a period of two years:
 the name, home address and date of birth of each child who is looked after on
the premises
 the name, home address and telephone number of a parent/guardian/carer of
each child who is looked after on the premises
 a daily record of the names of the children looked after on the premises and their
hours of attendance
 accidents which involve the children being cared for occurring on the premises
where childcare is provided
 any medicine administered to any child who is cared for on the premises,
including the date and circumstances and who administered it, including medicine
which the child is permitted to self-administer, together with a record of a
parent/guardian/carer’s consent
 the name, home address and telephone number of every person living or working
on the premises on which childcare is provided (or the part of the premises
where the childcare is held, in the case of premises such as community/leisure
centres, where only parts of the premises are used for childcare).
CR9.1
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will make the following information available to parents:
 information about the activities the children will undertake
 copies of the written statements of safeguarding procedures and complaints
procedures.
CR9.2
Childcare providers on non-domestic premises providing an open access
scheme
I will make the following information available to parents:
 a statement to tell parents that the childcare is open access.
CR9.3
All providers
I will make the following information available to parents:
 information about the registration system for the compulsory and/or voluntary
part(s) of the Childcare Register
 Ofsted's address.
CR10
All providers
I will inform Ofsted of changes of circumstances as soon as possible and no later than
14 days after the change occurs.
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CR11
Childcare Register declarations (continued)
All providers
I will inform Ofsted of the following:
 a change to the address of the premises where I provide childcare
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CR12.1
a change in the type of childcare I provide, for example if someone is registered
as a childminder, and starts to care for a child or children in the home of the child
(this is called home childcare), or a childcare provider changes the days they
operate their service.
All providers
I will inform Ofsted of the following:
 any change of name, address or telephone number
 any significant event which is likely to affect my suitability or any person caring
for children on the premises, such as any offences or orders that may disqualify
them.
CR12.2
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic premises
I will inform Ofsted of the following:
 the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any person 16 or over
working and/or living on the premises
 the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any person working
with children.
CR12.3
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will inform Ofsted of the following:
 a change of manager
 changes to the nominated person .
CR12.4
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises applying to join
the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
I will inform Ofsted of the following if the main purpose of the business is the provision
of childcare:
 the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any partner, director,
senior officer or other member of the governing body.
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CR13
Childcare Register declarations (continued)
All providers
I will inform Ofsted of the following:
 any incident of food poisoning affecting two or more children in the provider’s
care
 any serious accident or injury to, or the death of any child while receiving
childcare
 any serious accident or injury to, or the death of, any other person on the
premises on which childcare is provided
 any allegation of serious harm to, or abuse of, a child committed by any person
looking after children at the premises (whether that allegation relates to harm or
abuse committed on the premises or elsewhere), or by any person, where the
allegation relates to harm or abuse occurring on those premises.
(Home childcarers are only required to report the above events if they occur while
they are providing childcare.)
CR14.1
Childminders/home childcarers
I have insurance in respect of liability which may be incurred for death, injury,
public liability, damage or other loss. The insurance is in my own name.
CR14.2
Childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
There is insurance in place in my name or the name of the organisation I represent as
nominated person, in respect of liability which may be incurred for death, injury,
public liability, damage or other loss.
CR15.1
Childminders/childcare providers on domestic or non-domestic premises
I will:
 display the certificate of registration on the premises on which childcare is
provided
 display any notice of suspension of registration.
CR15.2
Home childcarers
I will show the certificate of registration to a parent.
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Section I – Consent and declaration
This section seeks your consent to carry out a series of checks to establish your suitability to
become a childminder or childcare provider on the Childcare Register. As part of the checks we ask
other authorities/people to share with us information that they hold about you. We uses the
information from checks and from interviews with you when making a decision about your suitability
to become a childminder. It may be necessary to repeat these checks from time to time in order to
assess your ongoing suitability. The checks we carry out are listed in the Guide to registration on the
Childcare Register (www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/080032) (paragraph 35-39). By signing the form
at I1 you give your consent to these checks.
If during the registration process, or after registration is granted, there are changes to your
circumstances that might affect your suitability to provide childcare, you must let us know. These
changes are set out in regulations and in the Guide to registration on the Childcare Register
(www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/080032).
All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee. An application is not complete until the fee
is received. More details about the fee are enclosed separately. Please ensure you read this
carefully.
It is an offence to knowingly make a statement in an application which is false or misleading. If you
do this, you may be prosecuted and be liable to a fine of up to £5,000 if convicted. By signing the
form at I1 you are declaring that all the details in your application are true, to the best of your
knowledge and belief. You are also consenting to Ofsted carrying out checks and using information
provided from the checks and this application form in the way set out above. Without your
consent and signature, we will not be able to process your application.
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Consent and declaration
I consent to Ofsted carrying out checks and using information provided from the checks and this
application form when assessing my suitability to register on the Childcare Register. I consent to
Ofsted repeating these checks from time to time to assess my ongoing suitability.
I agree to notify Ofsted of any changes to the information on this form which may affect my
suitability to provide childcare.
I understand that Ofsted will share any information they obtain about me with other organisations
where the law requires them to, including where information raises concerns of a child protection
nature.
I consent to Ofsted sharing information about my application with local authorities, or those acting
on behalf of local authorities, to assist them with their statutory functions of providing advice and
training to applicants or registered childcare providers.
I understand that my application is not complete until I have paid the application fee.
I declare that all the information I have given on this application form is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief. I understand that my application may be refused if I have knowingly given
false information or have withheld relevant details. I understand that it is an offence to knowingly
make a statement which is false or misleading.
The signature required below is that of the registered person or the nominated person with the
authority to represent the registered person.
Signed
Print name
Date of birth
Date of signature
We would like to seek your permission to contact you on behalf of research organisations for
research purposes. Please tick the box if you agree.
I agree to you contacting me in connection with Ofsted-approved research projects.
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What happens to the information provided?
We process your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the Act you
have certain rights regarding access to the personal information that we hold about you. You can request to
see the personal information that we hold about you. You should contact us if you wish to make such a
request.
We ask local authorities to share with us information that they may hold about you. We use the information
to make a decision about your suitability to work with or be in regular contact with children. It may be
necessary to repeat these checks from time to time in order to assess your ongoing suitability.
We may get information about you from others, or we may give information to them. We will only do so in
accordance with the law. We may check information we receive about you with what is already in our
records. This can include information provided by you as well as by others such as other government
departments and agencies. We will not give information about you to anyone unless the law allows us to do
so.
We can give information to:
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parents and prospective parents – to help them in choosing a childcare provider
local authorities – including organisations carrying out a statutory function on behalf of a local
authority – so that they can include details such as names, addresses and other registration
information in their family information services records and fulfil their statutory functions to provide
information, advice and training to childcare providers, including childminders
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – so that it can check on tax credit eligibility for parents using
childcare
other agencies – if they write to ask us for information about a provider and they need the
information for child protection purposes
child protection agencies and the police – so that they can investigate circumstances where children
might need protecting from harm.
Information you supply can be given to these people and organisations because the Childcare
Act 2006 (sections 83 and 84) allows this. In some cases the law requires us to provide
this information. We may use details from this application and any future updates to form part of the
public register.
This duty is placed on us by The Childcare (Supply and Disclosure on Information) (England) Regulations
2007.
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Additional questions about you
These questions are optional, you do not have to complete this section.
Your answers to the following questions will help us to evaluate how successfully we are gathering
views from all sections of society. You do not have to answer every question.
J1
Gender
Female
J2
J3
Male
Prefer not to say
Age
Under 14
14–18
19–24
25–34
35–44
45–54
55–64
65+
Ethnic origin (How would you describe your national group?)
British or mixed British
English
Irish
Scottish
Welsh
Other (specify below if you wish)
Other ethnic origin
J4
Ethnic group (How would you describe your ethnic group?)
Asian
Mixed ethnic origin
Bangladeshi
Asian and White
Indian
Black African and White
Pakistani
Black Caribbean and White
Any other Asian background (specify
below if you wish)
Any other mixed ethnic background (specify
below if you wish)
Black
White
Any white background (specify below if you
wish)
African
Caribbean
Any other ethnic background
Any other background (specify below if you
wish)
Any other Black background (specify
below if you wish)
Chinese
Any Chinese background (specify below if you wish)
Please specify here (if you wish)
J5
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual
Lesbian
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Bisexual
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Additional questions about you (continued)
Religion/Belief
Buddhist
Christian
Jewish
None
Other religion/belief
J7
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
Yes
No
Prefer not to say
If ‘Yes’ please describe your disability
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Question number
Please record any additional information here
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