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    Default Just when I thought it was all going so well

    ..a spanner is thrown into the works

    When I had the pre-reg last week she said that as everything was in order I should get my certificate through in a couple of weeks.

    So I started advertising, etc, filled in the NCMA forms for insurance to start May 6th; bought shelving units, storage boxes and rearranged my toy cupborad to make it more accessible. Really getting organised ready for that first phone call.

    Arrived home from the school run this morning to see A4 brown envelope on the floor with Ofsted on it. So excited as I thought it was my cert but no it was addressed to hubby - he needs a SSAFA check - even though I ticked the box that said he hasn't served overseas in the last 5 years (last time was May 2001 in Iraq)

    Anyone any idea a SSAFA check takes - have heard in typical MOD style that it takes ages?


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    Sorry can't help!
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    Nore me on that one x
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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    well it may not take as long as you think, when i was getting my crb done mine took longer than someone who was living in france for 5 years so hopefully if all the paperwork is in order not too long.
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    Sorry didn't want to just ignore your post but I have no idea. Why don't you call them just to double check that he does really need one as he hasn't served overseas for so long.

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    I think I will ring Ofsted because I've just realised.. he didn't fill in a CM2 because he had already done a DC2 and is Ofsted registered as part of the nursery. Surely if he is Ofsted registered already they shouldn't need to do it again?


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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    Go for it! Let us know what they say...

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    My hubby has never served overseas and me and him had to have ssafa checks all military have to have them done.

    Ours took as long as the CRBS they were really slow but once hubby started chasing it up it went through quicker.

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    the ssaffa check take ages (sorry)

    But my hubby never had one done not sure why but I kept quite about it after hearing how long it takes some people (hehe)

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    just the news I didn't want to hear!

    I'm still going to give them a ring though - it just doesn't make sense with him already being regsitered with Ofsted.


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    Hope the checks dont take too long

    what a pain!

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    Good news.

    Seems as though SSAFA check is nothing to do with my childminding application.

    Hubby hadn't filled his SSAFA form in when he registered with Ofsted for the nursery. My application for childminding flagged up the fact that he hadn't done it, so they've sent one out and it will have no bearing on my application.

    Panic over so I'm a happy bunny again


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    That is great news - glad you got it sorted in the end

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    I love a happy ending!

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    Good luck with everything

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    Quote Originally Posted by MissTinkerbell View Post
    I think I will ring Ofsted because I've just realised.. he didn't fill in a CM2 because he had already done a DC2 and is Ofsted registered as part of the nursery. Surely if he is Ofsted registered already they shouldn't need to do it again?
    i thought as i was already crb checked for fs1 i would be okay but my stuff took longer to come back than my hubbys..its just needless form filling in and just more stress for us would be childminders..im the only one here and have no one else to bounce ideas off, im doing the icp online..alone...it makes me shiver just looking at the paperwork, im sorry i went off on a tangent, i just know how you feel, sometimes it doesnt seem worth it..good luck with a quick registration..mine took 6 months!!

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    Just in case, ssafa didn't take long for us at all and we did have an overseas tour included.

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    Our SSAFA check took about 4-5 weeks, and that's with us having lived in Singapore for 3 years. But reading back looks as though you've got it sorted now. Good Luck

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    Glad to hear all is okay in the end!

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    Default Re: Just when I thought it was all going so well

    I lived in Germany for 5 years and my hubby for 11 years (hubby is in the army) we then moved back to the UK and i registered as a childminder and we both had to have saffa checks done.

    Ofsted gave me my certificate before i got my saffa clearance as mine and hubbys crbs had come back and they said that was what they needed, which was good as my saffa checks took 3 months!!

 

 

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