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SASS Part 2 is coming! 28 February 2017

Childcare and play providers: Start preparing for SASS part two

Guidance is now available to help you prepare for completing your SASS part two.

In late spring 2017, all childcare and play providers will be required to complete Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) part two. This information helps us to monitor your compliance with the Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010. (External link)

What you need to do to prepare for SASS part two

Part two includes completing a Quality of Care Review. You now need to start preparing for completing your SASS part two in late spring.

CSSIW have published guidance to help you. It is important that you read it.

CSSIW have developed a template for you to use for your Quality of Care Review.The template is optional, but for consistency CSSIW strongly recommend that you use it.

You will need to upload this along with other policy documents when you complete your SASS in late spring. CSSIW will write to you when you can upload and complete your SASS online.

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

In late spring 2017, you must complete 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.

For more information about preparing for SASS part one, please visit our SASS page.


If you have any questions about preparing for SASS, please contact your local sector organisation: Wales PPA, NDNA, PACEY, Play Wales, Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs, Mudiad Meithrin and local Family Information Services (FIS).

Help with CSSIW Online

If you need technical help using our online service or have any questions please email CSSIW or telephone 0300 025 6222 (English) or 0300 025 6111 (Welsh).

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).

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