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Children: Day Care

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the number of committees registered with Ofsted for the provision of daycare and early years foundation stage on non-domestic premises which are composed mainly or exclusively of parents. (295564)

This is a matter for Ofsted. The Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, will write to the hon. Member and copies of her reply will be placed in the Libraries.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 23 October 2009:

Your recent parliamentary questions have been passed to me, as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, for a response.

Although Ofsted does hold data about childcare on non-domestic premises run by a committee, these records do not state whether a committee is mainly or exclusively run by parents. It is, therefore, not possible to provide the requested information.

A copy of this reply has been sent to the Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families, and will be placed in the library of both Houses.