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CHILDMINDERS CLUB- when do you have your first official OFSETD visit?

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nikki83 · 15/02/2006 17:14

i am a newly registered childminder and was wondering when you have your first official OFSTED visit.
i have been told that it is around the 7th month after you have been registered, is this true?

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Jackmummy · 15/02/2006 17:25

I qualified when my son was just 1 and I'd just had my dd when they called... so it would be 18 months for me!


Outstandingkatymac · 15/02/2006 17:35

It should be M7


HellyBelly · 15/02/2006 17:36

Think it really depends on how buy Ofsted are in your area - I was reg'd end of May last year and had my inspection mid Dec.

Don't think there's a standardr amount of time.



HellyBelly · 15/02/2006 17:37

Listen to Katymac, she's more experienced! Ignore my post


nikki83 · 15/02/2006 17:54

thank you, but it shouldnt be before about month 7?

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nikki83 · 15/02/2006 18:22

its just i am having my house all re decorated etc in th near future and i dont want them to see it in a big mess lol.
anyone in the watford area, please tell me how long it was for you, thanks

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Jensmum · 15/02/2006 21:56

I got my certificate at the end of June and had my inspection in September so it was about 3 months for me.

I got told at my childminders group that there isn't a set time the computer just tells them who needs inspecting and when. Does that make sense? I'm not sure how true it is though.

Have you tried phoning and asking?

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