If you no longer wish to be an Ofsted registered provider, you need to resign your registration. You should let Ofsted know by telephone or in writing that you intend to resign. Ofsted will write to you to confirm receipt of your resignation. You should not assume that Ofsted have taken you off the register, for example if you do not pay the annual fee. If you do not pay the fee, Ofsted will cancel your registration if you do not tell them you want to resign.
If you decide to resign when an inspector arrives at your premises, you should tell the inspector of your decision before the inspection begins and complete the resignation request form. You can download this form from the Ofsted website or ask your inspector for a hard copy.
You will need to inform the following:
It is important to remain transparent throughout the closure process. Inform Parent/Carers as soon as possible so that they can organise alternative childcare
The Registered Person/Body should contact ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) for free and impartial advice in relation to the rights and legal requirements of employers and employees.
Sign post staff to the Coventry job website and other recruitment organisations to support them seeking employment.
Consider how you will support team members to obtain future employment. For example: application form writing, interview techniques, considering how you will provide references for team members, following the closure of the business.
If you are a registered company you will be required to inform Companies House of the closure.
If committee run organisation you will need to abide by the constitution. Paying particular attention to any closure clauses. You must also Inform charity commission and submit final accounts to them.
Seek advice in relation to the requirements for the retention of records and your system for storing these. For example; some records must be retained for a period of up to 40 years, therefore consideration should be given as to where these will be confidentially stored and who has continued access to them throughout this time.
Notify other providers of resources for sale.