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We are due to be inspected this next half term, came 12 Dec 04. After reading recent posts about Pre schools not getting any notice now ,I was just wondering when looking at the document below if we will infact have some notice. We are a pre school in an independent school. In the past I have sent all planning ahead of inspection and parents have filled in questionares. Has anyone from an independent school been inspected recently? Did you have any notice.

Thank you Jackie


Little or no notice of inspection

Day-care providers


Day-care providers will normally receive no notice of the inspection. The main exceptions are:


• providers of short-term crèches or holiday play-schemes. You should telephone a few days in advance to check whether they are operating. There is no need to telephone if you know that a playscheme is operating and when they are open


• maintained schools with any registered day care provided and managed directly by the school. The inspector leading the school inspection usually contacts the school about two days before the inspection to let them know it is taking place


• independent schools subject to an inspection under Section 163 (s163) of the Education Act 2002, carried out by Ofsted HMI which will continue to receive six to eight weeks notice of the school inspection. This will include notice of inspections of any registered day care and/or nursery education under Section 122 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 which are taking place at the same time as the s163 inspection.

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Hi guys, just wondering why its different and some pre-schools get warning and some don't ( I realise the crech's may not be open so they would need advising of an inspection).


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