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I wonder if anyone knows which, if any, statutory framework(s) creches legally need to work to as regards to things like eg ratios, premises, policies, staff qualifications etc? As we offer only two hour sessions we don't need to follow eyfs and we don't need to register with ofsted. So is they anything we do need to follow legally - or do we just do what we like? Any one know please?

 

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Don't know a great deal about Creches I'm afraid but I think Ofsted would give ou advice and have you tried your local Early Years Team or even the PSLA just for advice? They may be able to offer something

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Thanks for the link Surfer - it is interesting that the National Standards specifically mentioned creches.

 

The National Standards obviously still provide a guide to good practice in creches. However I have a feeling that because the EYFS replaced the National Standards then they are no longer a current legal framework - so I am still left thinking that there is now no legal responsbilities on creches in terms of things that the EYFS covers (or National Standards used to cover). I don't think Ofsted has any particular requirements for creches because it does not even require them to register - although they can choose to do voluntarily. I am waiting to hear from my EY person, and will let you know.

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We are opening our creche (within a childrens centre) in a couple of weeks. There is no legal framework! We have chosen to register with Ofsted and have chosen to follow the EYFS, so although we dont have to, we are putting into place all the standards required for it.

 

Daft isnt it! Anyone could legally set up a creche with no qualificatiosn etc!!!

 

J

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