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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



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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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