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Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services, and Skills (Ofsted)

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The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government. Ofsted inspects, regulates, and reports on a range of education settings in England. These include childminders, child day care settings, children's centres, children's social care departments, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), state schools, some independent schools, teacher training providers, colleges, and learning and skills providers. Ofsted also monitors the work of the Independent Schools Inspectorate.


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Suitable for ages from 0 to 100 years
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Open to Everyone
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Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone


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Last updated 23 April 2024