This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Early Years Childcare Development Co-ordinator, Clare Thompson, for the attention of all Early Years providers.
We have been advised that due to an electrical shutdown at the DfE, on Saturday, 24 August 09:00 to Sunday, 25 August 12:00, that some servers connected to the ECS will be unavailable.
This will mean that all 30Hr checks raised after the shutdown will be queued; and then ran once the power is back up.
DWP checks for FSM, EY and EYPP will also be affected. However, they are currently looking to move these checks from the affected servers. If this move takes place before the shutdown we will let you know.