View Full Version : Do I need to tell Ofsted?

12-06-2009, 08:37 PM
My son turns 8 this week and I was wondering if I need to tell ofsted as my certificate says that I can mind 4 children under the age of 8. So does that mean that I no longer have to count my eldest in my ratio and that I'd be registered for 5 under 8's?

Sorry probably a silly question :blush: plus I have no intention of minding 5 children at once :eek:

12-06-2009, 08:40 PM
Yes they will change your numbers. I have to do this as my ds turns 8 next month and dd is 1 next week. They will send you a new certificate.

However last time I told them of a change they completly wiped my ds of and when i queried it they asked if I was sure:rolleyes:

12-06-2009, 09:40 PM
I had to send my request to count my daughter as over8's in writing but different areas do different things but yep it does mean she is no longer counted in your numbers.

12-06-2009, 10:12 PM
i told ofsted about my son turning 8 and it took them a further 2 yrs to do anything about it lol,,,