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03-03-2013, 02:35 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted, but there is a petition specifically against agencies now :thumbsup:


Everybody sign everything they can! :laughing:

03-03-2013, 03:50 PM
I have had my say... here are my comments.

I hope everyone who reads this thread takes a moment to sign the petition :cheerleader::cheerleader:

Childminders reject agencies - we do not want agencies - we do not want a 2 tier system - we do not want confused parents - we do not want a fees war - we do not want to be unsustainable - we do not want to be managed by local nurseries who may not have our best interests at heart!

Join the Twibbon campaign on Twitter - Childminders reject agencies - Support Campaign | Twibbon (http://twibbon.com/support/childminders-reject-agencies-2).

Join the Childminding Forum campaign against agencies - Campaigns and Petitions (http://www.childmindinghelp.co.uk/forum/campaigns-petitions/).

Tell your childminding friends - you do not want agencies controlling your business or charging you a premium for training and support!

Tell all your parents about the risk of childcare costs spiralling once agencies start taking their cut of their fees!

Fight for your independence!

Write a letter to your MP and ask them to lobby against agencies on your behalf - http://www.childmindinghelp.co.uk/forum/campaigns-petitions/114418-letter-writing-more-ideas.html.

Tweet Ms Truss (@trussliz) and the Dept for Education (@DofE) with the latest articles about the dangers of agencies - Questions galore on More Great Childcare | Childcare Champions (http://www.childcarechampions.com/questions-galore-on-more-great-childcare/)

Waiting for the childcare revolution | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community (http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2013/02/27/waiting-for-the-childcare-revolution/#.US558Fxw_xR.facebook)

Sarah's Blog: Childminders reject agencies! (http://knutsfordchildminding.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/childminders-reject-agencies.html)

We all need to tell at least one person about the dangers to children's health and safety if childminders are no longer within Ofsted's remit - and ask them to sign this petition!