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TOPIC: Opening a new service hassles with 30 days to issue a probationary licence

Opening a new service hassles with 30 days to issue a probationary licence 4 weeks 5 hours ago #912

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A call out to everyone who has opened a new ECE service recently or who is in the process of doing so.
I'm keen to hear if the licensing process works smoothly, or if it does not work smoothly, in relation to the clause in the Regulations that states "the Secretary (of the MoE) must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that the decision to grant or refuse to grant a probationary licence for the centre is made within 30 days of the making of the application."

How many days from making your application was your service sitting ready to open before
(1) the MOE completed its inspections, and
(2) the licence was granted so you could open or you were told what you needed to do?
And, if your application was "considered incomplete' by the MoE – were you told this asap so no time was wasted or only after the 30 days?

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