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Adding an additional setting

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Good morning,

 

We will be moving premises shortly and have been informed by OFSTED that we need to complete the EYS form to add an additional setting which we have done. Whilst reading the registration handbook it states

 

"where organisations change their name or the registered address (the address where ofsted sends legal documents) and the registered person remains the same, a new application for registration is not required"

 

Now we are are moving to a new address and everything else remains the same (staff, committee, nominated person, managers) so does anyone know if this means we do not require a new registration?? Why can't the handbooks be less wordy and easier to understand?!

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Are you completing this application online? Is there a messages facility you can use? I've always found that they answer direct questions efficiently so you could say:

I am setting ....

We are moving to....

No personnel or other arrangements are changing ....

What else do you need to know?....

I would quote them the extract from the registration handbook.

 

Alternatively have you tried contacting your local authority for advice or alternatively your Ofsted regional officer? You can find them here

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When we moved to new premises a few years ago, we had to have a completely new registration, inspection, the works. Everything else was the same, just a new building but obviously Ofsted have to check it's suitability. I had to have a Suitable Person interview again even though nothing else had changed. This all takes time so I would check with Ofsted ASAP.

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Are you completing this application online? Is there a messages facility you can use? I've always found that they answer direct questions efficiently so you could say:

I am setting ....

We are moving to....

No personnel or other arrangements are changing ....

What else do you need to know?....

I would quote them the extract from the registration handbook.

 

Alternatively have you tried contacting your local authority for advice or alternatively your Ofsted regional officer? You can find them here

 

We completed the application online and submitted our current address and new address (the new premises was previously registered with Ofsted on the EY register). I didn't see an option to use the message facility. Maybe I should get our nominated person to email for some clarification? The EYS form says it is now processing but not heard anymore since

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When we moved to new premises a few years ago, we had to have a completely new registration, inspection, the works. Everything else was the same, just a new building but obviously Ofsted have to check it's suitability. I had to have a Suitable Person interview again even though nothing else had changed. This all takes time so I would check with Ofsted ASAP.

 

That is what I assumed Stargrower. Thank you x

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When we moved to new premises a few years ago, we had to have a completely new registration, inspection, the works. Everything else was the same, just a new building but obviously Ofsted have to check it's suitability. I had to have a Suitable Person interview again even though nothing else had changed. This all takes time so I would check with Ofsted ASAP.

same here - ofsted came to look over the new site to check it's suitability,then i had suitable person interview although like stargrower everything was the same except for the building

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I think the bit about not requiring new application, applies to settings like the big Daycare chains, when they open an additional setting. If you are moving out of your old premises to a new address, then you are classed as a new setting and have to register as such. This happened to our preschool, when the church building we were in got sold and we had to move. Despite going for over 20 years with same staff and having a Good Ofsted grade, we had to re-register and have a registration visit from ofsted to see and approve the building, talk to staff and chair/nominated person. You then have to wait the 30 month period for the ofsted visit and grading.

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