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    Hi

    I am not sure if I have posted this in the right forum but I need some advice.

    Do I need to keep an attendance record for children over 8 for before and after school care?

    I am wanting to get my paper work sorted and in order.

    Thanks in advance

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    I keep a record of every child on my premises regardless of age, then anyone coming into your setting for any reason they know exactly how many children are there
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    Thank you so much. I have been keeping a log but wasn't sure if it was a legal requirement

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    I don't know if it's a legal requirement or not but I do it too as I can then prove exactly how many children and who were here at any time. Just as with the little ones I write exact times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I don't know if it's a legal requirement or not but I do it too as I can then prove exactly how many children and who were here at any time. Just as with the little ones I write exact times.
    'Legal/illegal' may not be the right term for it, but it is certainly 'very good practice' and I think your insurer would insist on it in case you were sued for something in future and had to prove if a child was in your care or not on a particular day/time.

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    Hi Jingle

    Thanks for your advice. I have created a spreadsheet to log my attendance records on.

    I have one for under 5's and another for older children

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashi View Post
    Hi

    I am not sure if I have posted this in the right forum but I need some advice.

    Do I need to keep an attendance record for children over 8 for before and after school care?

    I am wanting to get my paper work sorted and in order.

    Thanks in advance

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    YES ...over 8 do not count in your ratio but still need to be accounted for ...Ofsted will be looking for this.
    No need to have a separate register for them ...one for all ticking their daily attendance will do, no need to extra paperwork

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    I enter all children of any age in my Pacey Register and all parents sign at the end of each week. I do it as a Safeguarding exercise. Ofsted can also see exactly who is with me at any one time.

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    I log all attendances on an excel spreadsheet and parents sign at the end of every month.

    I also have a visitors book.

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    I agree you need to keep a record of attendance for all the children you care for - the times recorded should be the exact (to the minute) times they arrive and leave the premises not the contracted hours or even to the nearest 5 minutes.

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