Koru Kids is registered with Ofsted so you don’t have to be.

Koru Kids has been approved by Ofsted as a registered childminder agency.

  • This means that we can register childminders with our agency, rather than you needing to register with Ofsted directly.

  • You’ll do all of your training with Koru Kids, and we’ll make it as clear and easy as possible to become a registered childminder.

Koru Kids assesses you - not Ofsted.

When you’re ready to take your pre-registration assessment visit, it will be one of our friendly Koru Kids Assessors who come and visit your home to sign you off as a registered childminder.

  • No waiting around for an Ofsted inspector to come to your home - we’ll come as soon as you’re ready at a time that suits you.

  • Our friendly Assessors are here to help. We want you to succeed - we’re not there to trip you up!

  • Our Assessors will provide you with constructive feedback so that you can get off to a great start with your childminding business.

Koru Kids Assessors also carry out your regular assessments.

  • These will happen every year in-person at a time that suits you.

  • We will make it very clear what is expected of you at each assessment, and let you know how you can achieve certain ratings.

Do I get ratings?


  • We have aligned our assessment criteria with Ofsted, so you have the chance to be rated Good or Outstanding in your first annual assessment. You don’t get a rating from your first registration visit as we need to assess how you are with children.

  • We’ll make it clear to you throughout your training what you need to do in order to achieve a Good or Outstanding rating.


Have any questions? Send us an email to earlyeducators@korukids.co.uk

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