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    Elizabeth Truss on Jeremy Vine show now on Radio 2

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    getting very confused.... she said on bbc this morning that the change in child numbers was only for nurseries and didn't apply to childminders - yet now they are stating that it does affect childminders....

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    I don't think I would be able to bear to listen.

    I thought no-one could infuriate me more than Michael Gove, but I think Truss may just manage it.

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    So what are our ratios. Will someone tell us!!!!!
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    Still 6 under 8.

    4 under 5, 2 under 1.
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    So what happens if you are currently looking after 4 under fives, does this mean you can do a self-variation for another under 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nipper View Post
    So what happens if you are currently looking after 4 under fives, does this mean you can do a self-variation for another under 5?
    I posted the full report in the campaigns and petitions but reading yes but only for short periods
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    so when does this increase in ratios start?

    oooo, she made me so cross on the radio! mindee asked me why i was talking to the radio! i said because a silly lady was talking!

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    Haven't heard her but I am trying to get on l b c London radio. I hate the wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by loocyloo View Post
    so when does this increase in ratios start?

    oooo, she made me so cross on the radio! mindee asked me why i was talking to the radio! i said because a silly lady was talking!
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    On nursery world website she says that compulsary to join network . Network will pay out the fees for 2 and 3 year old funding to minders. Parents will pay fees to network and then they pay us!!!!!!! Plus network sorts out insurance etc. not happy about that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazmin68 View Post
    On nursery world website she says that compulsary to join network . Network will pay out the fees for 2 and 3 year old funding to minders. Parents will pay fees to network and then they pay us!!!!!!! Plus network sorts out insurance etc. not happy about that
    Tamzin could you put a link to were you saw this info please. I have just read he full report and it very clearly says agencies will not be compulsory. The fees for 2,3, and 4 year old will still be paid by the Local Authority the only difference being that nurseries/childminders do not need to be inspected by local authorities to get the funding. Which in my opinion is a big plus for childminders, as It should stop some of the unnecessary paperwork that local authorities say we have to do.

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    "agencies would collect money from parents and you as a childminder would be paid as part of that"

    Taken from the nursery world website

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    It is nursery world.co.uk/news/1168614

    It does state that parents would then pay them and they then pay us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentTink View Post
    Tamzin could you put a link to were you saw this info please. I have just read he full report and it very clearly says agencies will not be compulsory. The fees for 2,3, and 4 year old will still be paid by the Local Authority the only difference being that nurseries/childminders do not need to be inspected by local authorities to get the funding. Which in my opinion is a big plus for childminders, as It should stop some of the unnecessary paperwork that local authorities say we have to do.
    I read the article as saying that if you want to become a childminder, you have to join an agency...sounds pretty compulsory to me

    So the idea is that if you want to be a childminder you register with the agency, they would do things like sort out your training, your insurance, they would market your services to parents, they’d deal with Government funding, collect money from parents and you as a childminder would be paid as part of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nipper View Post
    I read the article as saying that if you want to become a childminder, you have to join an agency...sounds pretty compulsory to me

    So the idea is that if you want to be a childminder you register with the agency, they would do things like sort out your training, your insurance, they would market your services to parents, they’d deal with Government funding, collect money from parents and you as a childminder would be paid as part of that.

    I cant see how this will make childcare cheaper as the agency would take their cut as do employment agencies

    I was just watching itv news and she avoided answering the presenters question on how the changes will make childcare cheaper.

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    Not really the reason why I started my own business...erm, to be my own boss, collect my own money...need I go on.

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    Nipper

    I totally agree with you. Makes it sound that we will no longer be self employed.
    Children are born with wings we help them to fly.

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    If I had to become part of an agency I wouldn't take a pay cut. I charge £3.50 per hour so if the agency is moneymaking then they would need to charge the parents more...maybe an extra 50p an hour ??

    Confused...where is the lower childcare for parents ???

    Oh..wait a minute....I get it.....I'm going to have to work for a lower amount...HO..HO..HO...Hilarious ;p

    Well..ok.....take away all the paperwork,eyfs and development matters, form filling, learning journeys, toddler group visits, educational trips to the wider environment, kitchen inspections, my funding inspections, planned crafts, food thats included in the price, crafts i have to pay for, written diaries, working with other providers, and I'll just "look after the children" for a lower amount

    Does that sound good Ms Truss???
    Time Out.. The perfect time for thinking about what you're going to destroy next.

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    Don't forget membership of NCMA or MM

 

 
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