It’s concerning that the number of childminders de-registering, across the country, continues. There has been a 13.8% decrease, for example, in the number of registered childminders in Wales from 30 September 2015 to 31 March 2018.
Parents need choices and flexibility when choosing childcare. The option of a small group domestic setting, as well as a range of nursery settings, should be available to them.
Pacey, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years and (cymru) Wales are attempting to reverse the decline in childminder provision.
Their report, FINAL-Refresh-of-de-reg-report-May-18-(5).pdf informs us and offers conclusions and recommendations for the future of childminder provision. The report can be found on the pacey site: www.pacey.org.uk.