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Childcare and play providers: Complete your Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) part two

If you’re a childcare and play provider in Wales you must complete SASS part two.

We’ve written to all childcare and play providers in Wales to let them know that they need to complete their SASS part two which includes a Quality of Care Review online by 28 July.

Why do we need this information?

The information is required to assist us with the inspection of your service and to monitor your compliance with the Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010.

Your service’s Quality of Care Review and completion of SASS part two also fulfils your legal duty under regulation 16 of the Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010.

Before you start

  1. Read our guidance about completing your Quality of Care Review 
  2. Download our Quality of Care Review template
  3. Check that your Statement of Purpose is up to date


To help you we have developed a template and guidance about completing your Quality of Care Review. The template is optional, but for consistency we strongly recommend that you use it.

If you need support completing your SASS online, have questions about how to fill in the form, completing your Quality of Care Review or about what information you need to provide, contact your local sector organisation: Wales PPA, NDNA, PACEY, Play Wales, Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids Club, Mudiad Meithrin and local Family Information Services (FIS).

They will be able to help you to complete your Quality of Care Review and SASS form online.

If you are having technical problems with the website for example you have forgotten your CSSIW Online account log in details, please email cssiw.online@wales.gsi.gov.uk or call us on 0300 025 6222 (English) 0300 025 6111 (Welsh) Monday-Thursday 9:00-17:00 Friday 9-16:30. If you have forgotten you password you can reset this by following the on screen instructions when you log into your account.

I did not complete or submit SASS part one, what do I need to do?

SASS part one took place last summer. If you did not complete and submit your SASS part one you must now complete both SASS parts one and two using CSSIW Online. (External link) You are required by law to complete a self assessment and an annual review of the quality of care at your service. 

You will not be able to complete SASS part two without firstly submitting your SASS part one.

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