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    I have just sent the following email to childcare.co.uk, Morton Michel and Noble Minder...

    Hi
    As I am sure you have been informed by other members, the status of childminders appears to be under threat at the moment from sections of government who think it is a good idea to make sweeping changes to the ways we operate our businesses.
    These changes might include future deregulation from Ofsted control, taking away our right to individual inspections, having us managed by agencies (which could possibly be our competition eg local nurseries), removing our self employed status, having our incomes decided by others who might force us to work for less money than previously, allowing higher ratios (which would surely be a safeguarding concern) and much more.
    We also risk losing the status of equals to nurseries and pre-schools that many of us have spent decades fighting to promote through better training, complying with the EYFS, welcoming Ofsted regulation and inspections etc.
    There are a number of campaigns currently being promoted across the early years sector to protect childminder businesses and long term sustainability including a petition here -
    http://www.*****/petitions/uk-g...e-childminders which is receiving global support.

    I would like to ask how your company feels it can get involved to support childminders through this difficult time.
    Maybe support could be offered via an advertising campaign to inform members of the situation, emails informing members of the potential ramifications of deregulation so they can make up their own minds, promotion of the petition website address to members, newsletter or blog coverage etc.
    Would you, as an organisation which has thousands of childminder members, be willing to speak to MPs at government level and lobby on behalf of those childminders who are concerned about losing their regulatory status?
    Any other ideas you have for supporting the campaign would be very welcome.

    Thank you, etc

    I will let you know when I receive replies. I hope they are positive and supportive

    If anyone has any ideas of other companies I might approach now it is written please let me know

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    i emailed richard at childcare.co.uk yesterday ( or friday ) and he is going to put it on the 'news' page soon ....

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    Thanks Sarah

    Great letter

    And thanks loocyloo


    I was wondering about companies that employ shift workers - as their staff may use childminders - even if only for the anti social hourse.

    Therefore this could have a big impact on them as a company and on those working for them.

    Also of course the emergency services and hospitals


    Penny

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    I asked essential childminder at the end of the week who have now adde dit to their page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubybubbles View Post
    I asked essential childminder at the end of the week who have now adde dit to their page
    indeed they have

    http://essentialchildminder.com/

    well done you!
    triangle sandwiches are better than square ones...

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    Great letter Sarah! I have sent a copy of it to a company that does a system similar to Noble Minder, so that they can promote the campaign to their members.

    Maria xx

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    Richard at childcare.co.uk has given us a very positive reply. He says...

    We have already put something on our childminders facebook page about this at www.facebook/childminders and will add something to the childminders news page on our website also.

    Thank you childcare.co.uk for your support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Pia View Post
    Great letter Sarah! I have sent a copy of it to a company that does a system similar to Noble Minder, so that they can promote the campaign to their members.

    Maria xx

    I was just thinking to do the same thing - to the ones who can not be named

    Hx

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    We've put a link to the petition on our childminders news page which is shown to all our 30,000 childminder members when they login and also on our childminders facebook page at www.facebook.com/childminders

    Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by childcarecouk View Post
    We've put a link to the petition on our childminders news page which is shown to all our 30,000 childminder members when they login and also on our childminders facebook page at www.facebook.com/childminders

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by childcarecouk View Post
    We've put a link to the petition on our childminders news page which is shown to all our 30,000 childminder members when they login and also on our childminders facebook page at www.facebook.com/childminders

    Richard
    Thank you Richard
    triangle sandwiches are better than square ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by childcarecouk View Post
    We've put a link to the petition on our childminders news page which is shown to all our 30,000 childminder members when they login and also on our childminders facebook page at www.facebook.com/childminders

    Richard
    Thank you!!!
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    I spoke to Richard the other day and he was going to sort something out for us.
    Pauline x

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    I emailed Who Minds today - I wonder if they will respond?
    triangle sandwiches are better than square ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uf353432 View Post
    I emailed Who Minds today - I wonder if they will respond?
    I checked their website today and couldn't find any mention of your campaign so if you don't get a positive response then I think all NCMA members should email them and ask that they put something on their website.

    Miffy xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by childcarecouk View Post
    We've put a link to the petition on our childminders news page which is shown to all our 30,000 childminder members when they login and also on our childminders facebook page at www.facebook.com/childminders

    Richard
    That's great, thank you

    Miffy xx
    Keep smiling!

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    hi
    is there a link where ncma members can bombard ncma with this petition ?
    Debra x (kyddcare.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by debratina View Post
    hi
    is there a link where ncma members can bombard ncma with this petition ?
    Not that I know of but maybe Debbie could say who she wrote to and then we could all do the same

    Miffy xx
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    I was talking to my neighbour about this. She is an Area People Manager for ASDA. She is going to take flyers round her stores and spread the word as alot of her staff use childminders and she knows how important my business is to me!
    Carol xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    Not that I know of but maybe Debbie could say who she wrote to and then we could all do the same

    Miffy xx
    Well I suggest we all bombard Tim Farrow

    tim.farrow@*************
    triangle sandwiches are better than square ones...

 

 
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