Child care providers including child minders and those that provide day care for children under the age of 12 must meet the minimum standards.

They must be registered if they provide more than 2 hours of care.

In Wales the regulator and inspectorate for childcare is Care Inspectorate Wales, in England Ofsted.

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) regulates and inspects childcare based on these minimum standards. Find childcare inspection reports.