View Full Version : Registration Fees increase - UPDATE

20-06-2008, 11:11 AM
Just in case anyone has not seen this, I received this message by e-mail from the NCMA this morning

Dear NCMA Member

As many of you will know, earlier this year the Department for Children, Schools and Families launched a consultation into a proposed new fees structure increasing both application and annual fees for the Ofsted Childcare Register to £103 in September 2008 and fees for the Early Years Register to £100 in 2010.

NCMA and its members strongly opposed these substantial increases, which were well above inflation, and earlier this year I emailed all NCMA members in England who had provided NCMA with an email address to urge as many people as possible to read and respond to the consultation.

I am delighted to tell you that the Department has now announced that there will be no substantial increases over the next three years, while the Department explores a more proportionate and fair fees system. This is excellent news and I know the concerns lodged by many of you, alongside the continuing pressure applied by NCMA centrally to Government, played a large role in this positive outcome. In addition, NCMA did a lot of hard work behind the scenes to push for this result, lobbying MPs and working with Ministers and Government officials to explain the impact this would have, as well as lots of media work which resulted in coverage in The Times, Nursery World, Children and Young People Now, The Guardian, BBC TV Working Lunch and BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour to name just a few.

The Department's announcement can be read at http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/newslist.cgi

NCMA has issued a press statement welcoming this and it is available to read at www.*************

It is particularly appropriate that this announcement comes during National Childminding Week and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who took time to write to the consultation office as well as your own MPs and I am very proud that as a profession we have achieved this by working together.


Susanna Dawson

NCMA Chair and registered childminder

Celebrate National Childminding Week 2008 from 14 to 21 June. For more information, visit www.*************


20-06-2008, 11:20 AM
I got it too but maybe I am having a thick day, I couldnt digest it,

I was waiting for someone to post it in plain english for me haha

20-06-2008, 11:34 AM
I got it too but maybe I am having a thick day, I couldnt digest it,

I was waiting for someone to post it in plain english for me haha

Fees are not going up by as much as they said they were going to...

We can all celebrate!

It's National Childminding week - what a good time to tell us :D

20-06-2008, 11:39 AM
Yep - just had the email from NCMA. Brill news:thumbsup:

20-06-2008, 12:24 PM
good to know they listened to us for once :clapping:

20-06-2008, 09:44 PM
thank goodness for that!!!

all we need to get sorted now is the rising 5 fiasco and we are well away!

20-06-2008, 09:57 PM

Heaven Scent
22-06-2008, 11:29 AM
Thats great, I cant believe it. I've just paid mine so knew I was OK for another year but felt I should make sure I put some extra away ready fo next June.

22-06-2008, 02:30 PM
Thats brilliant news
Can someone tell me if we get a reminder when to pay our fees please?

Heaven Scent
22-06-2008, 04:30 PM
Yes they write to you a few weeks before its due.