All new childminders must download and complete FEEE Compliance Check for Childminders.
To ensure the quality of your submission and increase the likelihood of completing the process in a timely manner, please ensure that you refer to the help text throughout the compliance check document. Use the guidance provided on HSE Website to inform the information/documentation that you complete.
Attend any relevant Waltham Forest Training that will assist you with completing the compliance check.
Seek any advice from your Childminder Development Officer that you may need to complete the compliance check.
Once you have completed your compliance check, you must send your fully completed check and supporting documents by e-mail. On receipt, the Early Years and Childcare Service will begin to evaluate each Compliance Check and a confirmation of email receipt will be sent to the childminder.
The Early Years, Childcare and Business Development Service will aim to review your completed submission within 4 weeks of your e-mail confirmation of submission. If your compliance check submission has missing and/or inaccurate/unclear documentation this will delay the process further.
Following the review undertaken by the Early Year and Childcare and Business Development Service you will be provided with feedback.
If your submission is successful you will;
If you submission is unsuccessful you will;
Please be aware that any re submission of compliance check may result in the 4 week timeline to be re commenced.
Early Year and Childcare and Business Development Service will aim to review your second submission within 4 weeks of your e-mail to confirm that your submission is complete.
If the review is successful and meets the requirements you will:
If the review is unsucessful you will
This stage will be repeated until:
A site visit will be arranged by a Development Officer to speak to provider to ensure that they demonstrate a good understanding of, and comply with, key elements of the FEEE compliance check and review any further supporting/additional documentation resulting from speaking with the provider.
Ofsted registered responsible person MUST be available for site visit, failure to comply with this will result in the visit been cancelled. Provider must provide at least 24hours notice of site visit cancellation via email.
If the site visit meets the required standards and you are successful you will:
If the site visit does not meet the required standards and you are unsuccessful you will:
This step will be repeated until:
You will need to have been approved for childminder compliance checks before you can be commissioned by the local authority to deliver the FEEE; no contract will be issued until they have been approved as meeting the required standards.
The commencement date for your FEEE contract would be the date that you receive confirmation of approval of Compliance Checks.
Please note: FEEE payments will only commence from the contract start date; no retrospective payments will be made.