Childminders can transfer from BFEYS to Ofsted or SSAFA (SSAFA cover areas such as Cyprus and Gibraltar). The process for transfers is the same for either organisation. BFEYS cannot transfer childminders to Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as Ofsted do not cover these countries.
By transferring their registration the childminder does not have to go through the complete vetting procedures again. The childminder will have to complete a registration visit, and Ofsted/SSAFA reserve the right to request additional checks.Download: Guidance to Transfer Childminding Registration from BFEYS