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Child Care Standards

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what arrangements are in place for monitoring standards in childcare centres. [123285]

All childcare facilities that provide day care for children under eight exceeding two hours a day on premises which are not domestic premises are registered and inspected by Ofsted against the requirements of the national standards. The national standards for under eights day care and childminding represent a minimum quality baseline below which no provider may fall.