Dear Department for Education,

Please could you provide an up-to-date list of all Nurseries registered in the UK. I would like the information to include the names of seniors contacts/managers, email address, address, telephone number and website address. Please could you provide this information in a spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,
Adam

Department for Education

Dear Adam

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Department for Education

IRIS number – 2015-0034701                                   Due date:  19
August 2015

 

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 22^nd
July 2015. You requested:

 

I would like an up-to-date list of all Nurseries registered in the UK. I
would like the information to include:

The names of senior contacts/managers,

Email address,

Address,

Telephone number,

Website address

 

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under section 21 of the Act, the Department is not required to provide
information in response to a request if it is already reasonably
accessible to you. The information you require is available from Ofsted
who maintain a database of registered childcare providers in England.

 

The database can be accessed at the following link:

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

 

Ofsted also publish Freedom of Information datasets in connection with
Early years – Childcare providers. The datasets are available at:

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...

 

If you do not have access to the Internet at home, you may be able to use
facilities at your local public library.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter.  Your complaint will be considered by
an independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chris Noble

Department for Education

Level 2

Bishopsgate House

Feethams
Darlington

DL1 5QE

 

[3][email address]

 

Tel – 01325 340688

 

 

 

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Dear Department for Education,

The information on the link provided is not sufficient. It was clearly stated that the information required should include:

- The names of senior contacts/managers
- Email address
- Address
- Telephone number
- Website address

Although the above list was quoted in your reply, the spreadsheets on the link provided did not include the names of senior contacts/managers, email addresses and website addresses (although it included web links to their ofsted reports, website links were not available).

Please address this request again as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Adam

Department for Education

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Hi Adam

Please see the attached response

Kind regards

Chris

Chris Noble Children & Early Years Data Team | Children’s Services and Departmental Strategy Directorate | Department for Education | Level 2 Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE
Tel: 01325 340688 | ext. 640688
Have you seen our intranet site? http://portal/handbook/research/Pages/Ch...

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Dear Department for Education,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Education's handling of my FOI request 'List of Nurseries in the UK'.

The information provided in response to my request includes a database of just 401 records. My request was for details on ALL nurseries. It may be that this list is of maintained nurseries only, or possibly just an incorrect file that has been attached. I would like to escalate this in order to get the information that was originally requested.

The first response I received didn't have the correct details I asked for on each record, however the database showed there to be approximately 40,000 records. I requested the data again in order to receive the right information, however, as mentioned above the information was not provided in full.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Adam

Dear Department for Education,

I am still waiting for a proper response on this request. Please read previous messages in this topic for more information. The original request dates back to 5months ago (July 2015). It has been over 2 months since I requested an internal review (11th Oct 2015) due to my question not being answered.

Please respond to this as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Adam

Department for Education

Hi Adam

Apologies for the delay in replying , it appears that you may not have received a response that was drafted in October :

Thank you for your email of 11 October requesting an internal review. The Department has already carried out an internal review of your original request, and our response dated 14 September 2015 at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...
sets out the reasons for the Department's decision to withhold the remaining information within scope of your request.

I am sorry that you are not satisfied with this decision. However, you have now exhausted the Department's internal procedures, and, as set out in our previous reply, if you wish to take the complaint further, you should write to the Information Commissioner. For ease of reference, the address is:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Regards

Chris

Chris Noble Children & Early Years Data Team | Children’s Services and Departmental Strategy Directorate | Department for Education | Level 2 Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE
Tel: 01325 340688 | ext. 640688
http://portal/handbook/research/Pages/Ch...

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