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    is this going out nationally ?

    just got this from my local childminding association

    Dear Childminder,

    You will probably be aware of the attached government report ‘More Great
    Childcare’ published recently.

    We’ve been approached by the Department for Education to see if any
    Northamptonshire Childminders are interested in meeting with Elizabeth Truss
    about childminder agencies.

    They have had plenty of negative feedback from the sounds of it so would like to
    hear from Childminders who are broadly in favour or at least open minded about
    moving to an agency model.

    The meeting is likely to be held week beginning 25th February and I have said it
    will need to be in the evening. Can you please let me know as soon as possible
    if you would like to attend such a meeting?

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    Wow.i can't believe that they are freely saying that they only want to hear from people who may be interested in a agency model. Does truss not like to hear anything negative about her ideas when will she listen to views of childminders who don't want them

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix2010 View Post
    is this going out nationally ?

    just got this from my local childminding association

    Dear Childminder,

    You will probably be aware of the attached government report ‘More Great
    Childcare’ published recently.

    We’ve been approached by the Department for Education to see if any
    Northamptonshire Childminders are interested in meeting with Elizabeth Truss
    about childminder agencies.

    They have had plenty of negative feedback from the sounds of it so would like to
    hear from Childminders who are broadly in favour or at least open minded about
    moving to an agency model.

    The meeting is likely to be held week beginning 25th February and I have said it
    will need to be in the evening. Can you please let me know as soon as possible
    if you would like to attend such a meeting?
    No I havent but I dont like the sound of them wanting the cms who are in favour sounds like they dont want any rabble rousers there.

    Oh course if they get a room full of people she can say she consulted with cms over the idea and they do want it - or is that the cyncial side of me again
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyElmo View Post
    No I havent but I dont like the sound of them wanting the cms who are in favour sounds like they dont want any rabble rousers there.

    Oh course if they get a room full of people she can say she consulted with cms over the idea and they do want it - or is that the cyncial side of me again
    Well I'd be going if I lived there, would listen meekly then rip her ideas to shreeds lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix2010 View Post
    is this going out nationally ?

    just got this from my local childminding association

    Dear Childminder,

    You will probably be aware of the attached government report ‘More Great
    Childcare’ published recently.

    We’ve been approached by the Department for Education to see if any
    Northamptonshire Childminders are interested in meeting with Elizabeth Truss
    about childminder agencies.

    They have had plenty of negative feedback from the sounds of it so would like to
    hear from Childminders who are broadly in favour or at least open minded about
    moving to an agency model.

    The meeting is likely to be held week beginning 25th February and I have said it
    will need to be in the evening. Can you please let me know as soon as possible
    if you would like to attend such a meeting?
    They only want people there who are 'in favour' or 'open minded' about agencies!!! I either hope no one goes or people not in favour go anyway and rip her ideas to shreds!!

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    if they only want cm who are interested in agencies, let's hope they end up with an empty room!

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    wish i had your confidence zippy , and that would be the plan but as we have been given so little information about how they will work then its difficult to know where to start , I can certainly go armed with a bunch of questions from you lovely people , but I think I would be quickly silenced , like it says , people wanted who are i favour or open minded

    I think the biggest wake up call might be Miss Truss walking into an empty room

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    Wonder how many of us could be outside with lightsabers - sorry placards and then have no one inside.

    Really must get rid of the image if her and her master gove being sith lords
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Ok if I find out where it is , who is up for a demonstration !!!

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    WHAT!!!!
    There is something very wrong with our 'democratic' government saying "yes we'd like to hear your views , but please only come if you support us"!!!!!!
    Omg I just can't believe that.....

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    ive just had the email... i thought i was reading it wrong ......i love the placecard idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix2010 View Post
    Ok if I find out where it is , who is up for a demonstration !!!
    I will, peaceful though.....
    depending I can get there in time, I am not too far from south northamptonshire,
    hmm could someone tell me why I think it is Northamptonshire? I can't see any location now.
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    mum24 it says Northamptonshire in the original post
    I wonder why she chose this county?

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    Have just emailed ms Truss and copied Stephen Twigg to express my disgust with this


    Dear Ms Truss

    I write to express my disgust and concern about an invitation that a colleague has received, extract included below, to a meeting with yourself to discuss the proposed agency model. *

    As an ofsted outstanding childminder, with a degree and EYPS, I have my own grave concerns about your proposals, including amending ratios and the agency model, which I have outlined in various consultation processes. * Worryingly, I am frequently being given cause to doubt the value of these consultation processes.*

    My purpose of writing was to question how, in a supposedly democratic society, a consultation type meeting can be set up but only those who are in support of your plans invited to come? *This is absolutely unbelievable and not only makes a mockery of the fair system of consultation that our government is supposed to support but fully encourages those who are of the view that you have already made the decision and the democratic process around it is for show only. *Perhaps they are right? * It certainly seems increasingly, that you are looking for feedback to support your own view only. *

    I include an extract of the letter below, I hope you will take the appropriate action to ensure consultation remains a fair and open process. *

    Regards

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    That is shocking. I wish I lived a bit nearer!
    Life is all about how you handle plan B

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    Well all who have been invited just say you are for agencies and then rip into her when you get there
    we dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing

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    no one want to go with me , they all say its best to stay away , but im not so sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix2010 View Post
    is this going out nationally ?

    just got this from my local childminding association

    Dear Childminder,

    You will probably be aware of the attached government report ‘More Great
    Childcare’ published recently.

    We’ve been approached by the Department for Education to see if any
    Northamptonshire Childminders are interested in meeting with Elizabeth Truss
    about childminder agencies.

    They have had plenty of negative feedback from the sounds of it so would like to
    hear from Childminders who are broadly in favour or at least open minded about
    moving to an agency model.

    The meeting is likely to be held week beginning 25th February and I have said it
    will need to be in the evening. Can you please let me know as soon as possible
    if you would like to attend such a meeting?
    Oooh, fancy a political party stuffing a meeting with people who'll agree with their schemes?

    "Willkommen in Nuremburg."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix2010 View Post
    no one want to go with me , they all say its best to stay away , but im not so sure
    Yes you must go and put the anti point across, take Sarah Nev with you
    we dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing

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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyElmo View Post
    Wonder how many of us could be outside with lightsabers - sorry placards and then have no one inside.

    Really must get rid of the image if her and her master gove being sith lords
    Fussy, ever since you started the Sith Lord thing, I have a mental image of Gove as Darth Stewie in the Family Guy 'Blue Harvest' spoof episode.

 

 
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