So sad to see that so many Sure Start centres are having to close due to cuts. They provide a vital lifeline to some families in need providing parents with information and advice about health, education, childcare and employment, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
Myth number 5 – Definitely not true. I know of some excellent male childcarers including husband and wife teams and sons of childminders who have been inspired to enter the profession themselves.
Myth number 3 from the campaign
Bringing you myth number 2 from the campaign
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