Call 01452 541244 or email  info@pataglos.org.uk

  • How do I find a setting, group or club near me?

Go to the Find Providers page and choose the area of Gloucestershire, or use the Search box top right.

  • If I am a committee member at Playgroup, am I a trustee?

Yes. The Charity Commission have useful booklets. The Essential Trustee CC3 shows the main duties and responsibilities of charity trustees. Another useful booklet for trustees is Internal Financial Controls for Charities CC8 and accompanying Charities Checklist CC8.

  • Do we need to comply with the Data Protection Act?

Yes, you must comply with the 8 principles. See "Getting it Right - a brief guide to data protection for small businesses" here.  A quick "How to comply" checklist here. Does your setting need to register with the Information Commissioner? YES, almost certainly if you are processing personal information electronically for the provision of childcare. This includes taking photographs of the children in your care using a digital camera. For a self-assessment guide see here and a toolkit here. The ICO helpline is 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745, email registration@ico.org.uk or see www.ico.org.uk. Cost of registration is £35 a year. N.B. Beware scams that request you pay to register - registration is always initiated by YOU after self-assessment, only then would annual renewal payment apply.

  • How do I find out about training?

We publish a Training Programme each term which lists the courses running and at what locations see Training. You can also ring PATA's Assessment & Training Departments on 01452 541244.

  • How can I join PATA?

By filling in the application form - see How to Join

  • Who can I talk to about a problem in my group/setting/club?

Call the PATA centre 01452 541244, email info@pataglos.org.uk or use the contact form.  

  • How can I find out more about Safeguarding Children in Gloucestershire?

Safeguarding Children procedures and training www.gscb.org.uk

  • How do I start a toddler group or playgroup or out of school club?

Follow the link and select the type of group you are interested in.

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