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18. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the registered person shall—
(a)maintain and, whilst relevant children are being cared for by the registered person, keep at the relevant premises, records in relation to the matters specified in Schedule 3;
(b)preserve every entry in the records specified in paragraphs 1 to 9 of that Schedule for a period of three years from the date on which the last entry was made; and
(c)make the records available for inspection by the National Assembly at its request.
(2) A registered person who provides day care by means of open access play provision is not required to keep the records specified in paragraphs 5, 6 (in so far as hours of attendance are concerned) and 9 of that Schedule.
(3) Where a registered person ceases to act as a child minder or to provide day care, the registered person shall ensure that the records maintained in accordance with paragraph (1) are kept securely and shall make them available for inspection by the National Assembly at its request.
19. (1) A registered person shall notify the appropriate office of the National Assembly of the occurrence of any of the events set out in Schedule 4 and shall at the same time provide the National Assembly with any information specified in that Schedule in respect of that event.
(2) Notification shall be made—
(a)where it is reasonably practicable to do so, in advance of the event occurring, and
(b)in all other cases as soon as reasonably practicable, but not later than 14 days after the event has occurred.
(3) The registered person shall without delay notify the parent of a relevant child of any significant incident affecting the child’s welfare and shall make the records maintained in accordance with regulation 18, in so far as they relate to a relevant child, available for inspection by that child’s parent unless to do so is not reasonably practicable or would place the child’s welfare at risk.
(4) The registered person shall provide the National Assembly upon its request with such information as it may require about the provision of care to relevant children, including financial information and confirmation of insurance cover in respect of liability which may be incurred by the registered person in respect of death, injury, public liability, damage or other loss.
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