I've got the postcodes of some CMs and have been told that I can look up the ofstead reports using them. However the only thing I can see on the ofstead site is a postcode search where I put my postcode in and it gives me lots of ofstead reports for the CMs within a five mile radius. I've tried putting in the CMs postcode but get a huge list of CMs (everyone within a five mile radius of her postcode)
yes - if you have their postcode, you will almost certainly get their ofsted report first. if you know any other info - such as how long they've been childminding, that will let you verify it is indeed that person.