The school should be able to evidence that it has complied with the Childcare Disqualification Regulations and that staff have been asked to confirm that they are not disqualified under the regulations.

If someone is disqualified under the childcare regulations, they may not:

  • provide relevant childcare provision

  • be directly concerned in the management of such provision

Schools are prohibited from employing a disqualified person, unless the individual has been granted a waiver by Ofsted for the role they are about to undertake.

An employer is committing an offence if they contravene this prohibition – unless they prove that they were unaware, and had no reasonable grounds for believing that the person they employed was disqualified.

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