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BeanyBird
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Hi

 

Please can anyone help me......I currently offer morning sessions at my pre-school and I now need to open afternoons. I will be offering a lunch club in between the sessions. What I need to know is do I have to inform Ofsted that I am increasing my sessions/hours or can I just do it? I have searched and searched for the Ofsted documentation and cannot find anything on the internet

 

Any advice please

 

BeanyBird

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Hi.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf

 

3.77 of the framework covers changes that you must notify ofsted about, it says

 

• any proposal to change the hours during which childcare is provided; or to provide overnight care;

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Have spoken to ofsted a few weeks ago. Yes you can go ahead and do additional hours but let them know in writing.

There are 3 conditions

You are not open more than 10 hours

Or not more than 45 weeks and sorry can't remember 3rd.

But good luck with extra hours.

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Yes tell ofsted by phone and in writing and keep a copy of the letter. Make sure they change the hours on the information available to inspectors. At our last inspection they queried that I hadn't told them about us adding in extra hours but I had a letter to show them. And when we changed again recently I pestered them to make sure they added it to their information.

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