We’ve emailed all childcare and play providers this week to update them about the second part of their Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS).
Last summer, all childcare and play providers in Wales should have completed SASS part one using CSSIW Online.
At the beginning of May 2017, all childcare and play providers will be required to complete SASS part two. This information helps us to monitor your compliance with the Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010.
Shortly, we will publish guidance on our website to help you complete SASS part two which will incorporate your Quality of Care Review. We will write to you again about this when it is available.
If you did not complete and submit SASS part one
If you did not complete and submit SASS part one this may have been recorded against your service(s). If you are inspected before beginning of May 2017 this may be reflected in your inspection report.
You do not need to do anything now in relation to your SASS other than check that your Statement of Purpose is up to date.
At the beginning of May 2017, you will be required to complete SASS parts one and two. Please be aware that this will need to be completed through CSSIW Online. We will write to you again about this.
Shortly, we will publish guidance on our website to help you complete SASS part two which will incorporate your annual Quality of Care Review. We will write to you when it is available.
In addition, we will also write to you about completing SASS part one including where you can find guidance about using CSSIW Online.
Once we have received both parts of your SASS later this spring, your service record will be updated accordingly.
Help with CSSIW Online
If you already have a CSSIW Online account you can still access your account, view and amend your contact details.
You can also view your submitted SASS form, but will not be able to make any changes. If you need to notify us of any changes to your service or make a variation you must submit these using our notification or making changes to your registration forms.
If you have any questions about your submitted form please contact your regional office or phone 0300 7900 126.
If you need help using CSSIW Online please email us or telephone us on 0300 025 6222 (English) or 0300 025 6111 (Welsh).
Support for you
We are working with childcare and play umbrella organisations and local authorities on the development of the SASS and support available through them.