Further supplementary memorandum submitted
I was grateful for the opportunity to appear
before Members and give evidence last month. The Committee's scrutiny
is a key accountability mechanism for Ofsted, and I welcome the
chance to respond to questions and present our view.
During the proceedings, Annette Brooke asked
(in question 167) for information on the total number of people
on the voluntary childcare register (VCR). I can now confirm that
the total number of childcare providers on the register is 83,914,
of which 9,176 are registered solely on the VCR. These data have
been extracted from the Regulatory Support Application (RSA) database
as it stood at 5 April 2010.
Christine Gilbert CBE
HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services