A New Era for Childminding?

The government is promoting registered childminding as key to delivery of its planned 30 hours of free early education for eligible children. So you would expect the 45,000 registered childminders who are providing high quality care and early learning to be celebrating? Sadly most are not.

With the numbers working in childminding declining every year, it is critical government gets implementation of its “free childcare” offer right. If they do, many childminding businesses will be sustainable and more families will benefit from this highly flexible, personalised form of quality childcare.

Get it wrong and, just like nurseries and pre-schools, childminders will struggle to stay in business and families will miss out on the childcare support they so desperately need to return to…

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