Category: News stories

Childminding myths

A new campaign has recently launched to dispel myths about childminders and to promote the profession.

Five childminding organisations across the UK and Ireland (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), PACEY Cymru, the Northern Ireland Childminding Association (NICMA), Childminding Ireland and the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) have joined forces to launch the campaign which aims to promote childminders and bust myths about the profession, such as that childminders are just babysitters, or are unqualified and unregulated.

Myth Number 1: Childminders are not regulated or inspected

In the news…not enough play

This is a really interesting story in today’s news. Here at Aston Childcare, as well as adult led play, I ensure the children have lots of free unstructured play time.

Do you think children spend enough time ‘just’ playing?