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    Hi has anything new come about looking after funded grandchildren? I believe Sarah Nevelle was going to bring the subject up and I was wondering if anything has changed. I am looking after my grandson . He is entitled to 2 year funding but cant get it with me. I have him free of charge as due to the funding being offered my daughter cant get any other help towards child care. Its still so unfair.Thank you.
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    We did speak to Ofsted about it - but they said it has nothing to do with the decision it's something from DfE.

    They don't accept it as unfair...

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    Of course it's unfair:-

    Parents can't use their funded hours with preferred carer. Which means either pay and lose funded hours or move unsettling the child!!

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    How related do they need to be. There is a great deal of difference between a child being your own child and a child being your grandchild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1rstie View Post
    How related do they need to be. There is a great deal of difference between a child being your own child and a child being your grandchild.
    According to the Children's Act, which this is all based on:

    “relative”, in relation to a child, means a grandparent, aunt, uncle,
    brother or sister, whether of the full blood or half blood or by marriage
    or civil partnership.

 

 

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