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Let's get SASSy!
[30/10/2019]

Let’s Get SASSy!

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has announced that the Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) for Registered Childcare Providers will be taking place in early January 2020.

The previous SASS (which was divided into 2 parts) has been condensed into one, with requests for information that will provide CIW and Welsh Government with valuable information in relation to the sufficiency of childcare (capacity, services offered etc), quality and other areas of interest for Policy Makers (for example, the impact of the Childcare Offer, use of Welsh Language). CIW has consulted with Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, along with other CWLWM partners, to help to ensure that the SASS will be fit for purpose for the Childcare Sector and to enable us to be well placed to support Out of School Childcare Clubs through the process.

CIW will be contacting all Providers via letter to notify you about the SASS, at which point you will need to contact CIW by telephone in order for them to provide you with a PIN to access your online account (a new PIN is needed even for those Providers who took part in the last SASS).

4th November – letters sent to providers with no previous online account;

11th November – letters sent to Child minders with online accounts; and

18th November – letters sent to Day Care providers with online accounts.

If you do not receive your letter within the weeks outlined above, please contact CIW as it is essential that you have your PIN to access and submit your SASS prior to the deadline, which will be 28 days from the date it begins in January (date to be confirmed).

We are holding Autumn Network Events which will feature a talk from CIW about SASS. Visit our Training Page for further information and to book on.  We will also be offering support to the sector throughout January – further details to follow.

Autumn Network Events

North Wales

20th November 2019; 6:30 - 9:00pm

Tafarn Y Rhos, Llangefni, Anglesey

 

West Wales

26th November 2019; 6:30 - 9:00pm

Y Mount (CGGSG) 18 Stryd y Frenhines, Caerfyrddin

 

South East Wales

28th November 2019; 6:30 - 9:00pm

Pontypool Active Living Centre, Torfaen

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