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(1)This section applies to later years provision in respect of which the provider is registered under this Chapter.
(2)The Chief Inspector—
(a)must inspect later years provision to which this section applies at any time when the Secretary of State requires the Chief Inspector to secure its inspection, and
(b)may inspect later years provision to which this section applies at any other time when the Chief Inspector considers that it would be appropriate for it to be inspected.
(3)A requirement made by the Secretary of State as mentioned in subsection (2)(a) may be imposed in relation to later years provision at particular premises or a class of premises.
(4)Regulations may make provision requiring the registered person to notify prescribed persons of the fact that later years provision is to be inspected under this section.
(1)After conducting an inspection under section 60, the Chief Inspector may make a report in writing on such of the following matters as he considers appropriate—
(a)the contribution of the later years provision to the well-being of the children for whom it is provided,
(b)the quality and standards of the later years provision,
(c)how far the later years provision meets the needs of the range of children for whom it is provided, and
(d)the quality of leadership and management in connection with the later years provision.
(2)The Chief Inspector—
(a)may send a copy of the report to the Secretary of State and must do so without delay if the Secretary of State requests a copy,
(b)must ensure that a copy of the report is sent without delay to the registered person,
(c)must ensure that copies of the report, or such parts of it as he considers appropriate, are sent to such other persons as may be prescribed, and
(d)may arrange for the report (or parts of it) to be further published in any manner he considers appropriate.
(3)Regulations may make provision—
(a)requiring the registered person to make a copy of any report sent to him under subsection (2)(b) available for inspection by prescribed persons;
(b)requiring the registered person, except in prescribed cases, to provide a copy of the report to prescribed persons;
(c)authorising the registered person in prescribed cases to charge a fee for providing a copy of the report.
(4)Subsections (2) to (4) of section 11 of the Education Act 2005 (c. 18)(publication of inspection reports) apply in relation to the publication of a report under subsection (2) of this section as they apply in relation to the publication of a report under any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (2) of section 11.
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