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  1. Finally a response from the D of E

    Well, having not received anything back from the Department of Education, I rang them on Monday to find out how long is 15 days lol. Even taking into account the bank holidays, I was well overdue a reply.

    The lovely lady I spoke to had to chase up my message sent from their website, and confirmed it had somehow 'got lost' ???? I didn't dare ask how on earth you lose an email
    Anyway, she found it, and sent it to the right department (even though I'd checked the ...
  2. Had to write to the DofE

    Received a response from the LA

    They are saying that:
    Clause A4.9 states that local authorities should 'Limit the conditions they place on providers who been rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ to deliver funded places to those related to ensuring:

    · funded places are entirely free of charge to parents;

    · places are offered flexibly to meet the needs of parents;

    · the proper use of public funds; ...
  3. Challenging my LA

    Never done a blog before, but need to have something of a timeline to refer back to if needed, so here goes.

    My LA are still insisting that to be able to offer funding we must be part of the childminding network, and have a level 3.
    I know from this forum primarily, that this changed in September 2013 (Statutory guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...uthorities.pdf) ...
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