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  1. Childminder response to the Govt's 'More Affordable Childcare' plan

    Department for Education
    Castle View House
    East Lane
    Runcorn WA7 2GJ

    22 July 2013

    Dear Sirs,

    Re. More Affordable Childcare

    I downloaded a copy of ‘More Affordable Childcare’ with some trepidation, having had a significant number of misgivings about the ‘More Great Childcare’ plan - which I shared at the time in my document which analysed every point made in the plan. I had hoped that the Government, Department ...
  2. Childminders and agencies - the story so far...

    Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw announced, in March 2012, that it was becoming too expensive to inspect childminders. This was the first indication of the changes ahead...

    In her paper ‘Affordable Quality’, published in May, 2012, Elizabeth Truss suggested that all childminders should be de-regulated from Ofsted and Local Authority control and linked instead with agencies which would be newly created through the country.

    There was an outcry!
  3. Fun at Knutsford Childminding!

    Last week Knutsford Childminding welcomed a very special visitor - a bear called Archie who travelled all the way from Kent to stay with us!

    Archie was a good bear - he behaved well and was very polite and well mannered. The children remembered to brush his teeth and fur every night before bedtime.

    Archie joined in with all our activities including coming with us to feed the ducks, visiting the park, engaging in some risky tree climbing play, lots of den building, ...

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