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Reading Family Information Service

Find out about the diffrent types of childcare providers in the Reading area.

We are the only official organisation that holds Ofsted registered childcare provider information in Reading (e.g. childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, after school clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday clubs, creches), which is updated daily onto our system.


This means that we provide the most up to date information for families ensuring that the childcare information they receive is always for providers who are currently registered, eliminating any possibility of details of providers suspended or resigned (who are no longer Ofsted registered) being sent to families looking for childcare. Giving families peace of mind in the knowledge that they are in receipt of accurate information regarding the childcare for their children.

Ofsted has uploaded four short films about the early years, these can be viewed in the sections below.

Last reviewed June 2022.

What happens on an early years inspection?

Ofsted - Wendy Ratcliff HMI debunks common myths about what inspectors want to see in early years settings  -

What happens if someone complains about a setting?

Ofsted - Martin Williams (Principal Officer, Operations) and (Penny Fisher, Early Years Senior HMI) offer an insight into what happens when a parent expresses concern about the care provided by a setting. -

How do I register as an early years provider?

Ofsted - Gill Jones (Deputy Director, Early Education) and Emma Exton, (Deputy Director, Operations) discuss each stage of the Ofsted registration process, from initial DBS checks to final inspection -

What do I need to tell you (Ofsted)?

Ofsted - Dee Coleman, (Principal Officer, Early Years) and (Julie-Ann Morris, Senior Manager, Early Years) explain what registered early years providers need to tell Ofsted about.