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Ofsted Contact Number: 0300 123 1231

Contact Ofsted on their general enquiries phone number 0300 123 1231 to find a registered childminder and for questions about a recent school inspection report.

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the UK governmental body responsible for the inspection of schools and independent childcare providers such an nannies. Similarly you can phone this number to find local early years care providers, perfect if your child is approaching nursery age. You should call their UK contact number 0300 123 1231 to enquire about a recent report that has been filed about a local school, for example if you disagree with some of the findings you can dial this helpline to make a complaint. However please be aware that due to their regulations you must file a dispute within 10 days of the report being published. Moreover you should phone their friendly staff to find registered childminders in your area, this giving you peace of mind when choosing who to look after your child. If you are a nanny then you can call this helpline for technical support when using the Ofsted Online portal to monitor your affiliations, thus if you have forgotten your username or password you should dial this number.

You can call Ofsted on their general enquiries phone number 0300 123 1231 anytime between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday, meaning you won’t be able to contact them on weekends as well as certain bank holidays. Calls to the education inspectors are charged at the same rate as calls to local 01 and 02 UK area code numbers, therefore you will be charged a per-minute rate which varies according to when you phone them, plus a call connection charge which is determined by your specific provider.


Report a childcare provider – 0300 123 4666

Phone Ofsted on their dedicated emergency contact number 0300 123 4666 as swiftly as possible if you have concerns about a registered childcare provider or a school. You should dial this helpline to confidentially report the person or organisation involved as the relevant authorities such as the police will then investigate the matter, thus guarding the safety of the child.


Ofsted contact numbers

Department Telephone number
General enquiries 0300 123 1231
Schools helpline 0300 123 4234
Report childcare concerns to Ofsted 0300 123 4666


Write to Ofsted

Alternatively if you would like to send general enquiries about a school inspection by letter you can write directly to their UK head office located in Manchester by using the postal address below, where you can also send complaints.

Piccadilly Gate,
Store Street,
M1 2WD,
United Kingdom.