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    Default Time to make a decision - NCMA vs MM

    In the next few days I will have to make a decision on which insurance, memberships paper work etc

    Looking at MM and its £126 for 12 months insurance, essential paper work (inc folders) + a fire blanket. Free membership and debt recovery in insurance
    year cost of £42+additional paperwork as required.

    NCMA is £63 membership + £23 Insurance for 12 months, Essential paperwork (inc folders) + fire blanket £72.40 = £158.50
    Year cost of £86 + additional paperwork

    I'm getting the message the MM is better for insurance because of the debt recovery, and paperwork more understandable and no membership fee - so verging to MM

    I just need to understand (I've read so much I can't see clearly now!) what are the benefits of joining NCMA as a member ?

    Thank you in advance - Louise xx
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    I'm with mm found them really good you now get a monthly email too with craft ideas and news etc

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    As a member of NCMA (registered charity and therefore non profit making)you are a member of a professional organising which works to promote childminding locally, regionally and nationally and lobbies government on matters affecting us. MM is a profit making company.

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    Have you considered mm for insurance and ncma for membership so that you support ncma whilst they support you?
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    I am a member of the NCMA and use their paperwork - very easy to understand and use I think - but my PLI is with MM.

    The NCMA work to ensure that childminders are represented at a national level. They have lobbied for OFSTED fees to remain low for childminders amongst other things.

    Locally they offer training and fun days in my area free of charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise317 View Post
    In the next few days I will have to make a decision on which insurance, memberships paper work etc

    Looking at MM and its £126 for 12 months insurance, essential paper work (inc folders) + a fire blanket. Free membership and debt recovery in insurance
    year cost of £42+additional paperwork as required.

    NCMA is £63 membership + £23 Insurance for 12 months, Essential paperwork (inc folders) + fire blanket £72.40 = £158.50
    Year cost of £86 + additional paperwork

    I'm getting the message the MM is better for insurance because of the debt recovery, and paperwork more understandable and no membership fee - so verging to MM

    I just need to understand (I've read so much I can't see clearly now!) what are the benefits of joining NCMA as a member ?

    Thank you in advance - Louise xx
    Its not a question of Free Membership. MM are just an Insurance Broker and there is nothing to be a member of.

    The National Childminding Association (NCMA) is a Professional body who represent Childminders Interests at all levels.

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    When you buy MM insurance you become a member of their childminder club -

    http://www.*****************/ChildMinder/

    You can see the benefits on the right hand side of the page.

    They include Eyfs training guides, discounts, Creative Minds digital magazine etc.

    Hth

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    I use MM for PLI as there had been issues with NCMA not chasing parents for non-payment.
    I am a member of the NCMA though - don't confuse membership with insurance - it's separate.
    Tracey x

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    I used NCMA until last year, then decide to try MM as they were much cheaper and I hadn't used any NCMA features other than ordering paperwork. MM offer what I need, are helpful and their childcare club has a lot of good features.

    Good luck making your choice.

    Lynn x

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    Thank you all.

    I've decided to go with MM for insurance and paper work for this year and see how we get on. Next month I will join NCMA as a Member (once I got some spare pennies)

    Louise x
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