View Full Version : Variation Granted!

06-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Ofsted have granted me a variation for 40 mins (only need 15 but they wanted to give me a buffer) 3 days a week where a 4 year old is picked up from reception 15 mins before two 3 year olds are dropped off at nursery. Woop, woop.

Just wanted to big up Ofsted as they have been very helpful to me.

Heaven Scent
06-10-2010, 06:55 PM
:clapping: :clapping:

Congratulations - What did you have to do - sleep with the BOSS - NOT Pauline :blush: - the Boss of OFSTED!!!! :laughing:

06-10-2010, 06:59 PM
LOL! I am a very lucky CM indeed that I didn't have to do that! I'm just an... :littleangel:

06-10-2010, 07:38 PM
Wow thats what I need. I didnt ring ofsted because I am newly reg. I will have half an hour 2 days a week where i have 2 children overlapping. I have 2 three year olds a 1 year old and had an enquiry for a 8 month old for these 2 days.I will give them a ring tomorrow. :clapping:

06-10-2010, 07:40 PM
I was granted one a cpl of weeks ago i reg in june this year : )

they gave it me for the "named child" on "set days" between 2-5

they were very helpfull and having explained the situation and ofsted inspecter rang me back the same day and granted it after we have a chat and she made sure i had everything in place already :)

buzzy bee
06-10-2010, 08:23 PM

how long did it take to come through?

buzzy bee
06-10-2010, 08:26 PM

how long did it take to come through?

i've just applied for one for an hour once day a week...

06-10-2010, 08:47 PM
It took about 3 weeks but only got the decision because I chased it up yesterday as I need it to start next week. It was touch and go to be fair.

A word of warning though - they don't usually grant them if it's new business or you're newly registered. It was also a bonus that I am an experienced teacher (a factor they mentioned when granting it).

Thing is, it never hurts to ask. They are reasonable after all!

06-10-2010, 09:03 PM
well done you
they seem very nice at the moment,, i had one granted 3wks ago so i can have 4 under 5's 2 days a week for 5 hours a day, had childs sibblings aswell
so that helped,, hard work but worth it and very pleased with how ofsted helped and were flexible to the days/hours i needed.

The Juggler
06-10-2010, 09:31 PM
:clapping: :clapping: great news honx

07-10-2010, 06:52 AM
Congratulations! You obviously "sold" yourself well! :thumbsup:

Miffy xx