They have called this morning, talk about short notice. not to do a check or inspection, but to authorise me having over my number for 30 mins a few days a week.
I wanted to check if legally i should have stair gates on with my 2 1/2 yr olds. i know they can open them themselves, but i heard there was a legal age where we have to have them on all the time. any ideas anyone??
well thank you all for the advice, i agree it does appear to one rule for one and one for the other. I decided not to put them on, i don't normally so why change now. I know the children don't have them on at home, and how will they ever learn if we protect them from everything? obviosuly with the ones that are just walking or crawling i woudl have them on, but i am confident in the childrens ability and they never use the stairs without me.
And that is what i would tell ofsted if they asked.
She has been and didn't mention the gates, didn't inspect anything, she agreed my request for having 4 under 5's for continuity of care but i can't start until my certificate arrives. which could be ages knowing Ofsted and is very annoying.