advice, support and information to members; registered childminders,
childcare professionals, parents of minded children and anyone else interested
in childminding via a range of ways. DCMA host a
“To promote quality childcare and education
facilities by providing high quality training, information, advice and support
for childcare practitioners, publishing research and promoting good standards”.
The core values which underpin our mission
include a belief that:
- providing advice, information, support and
will help empower individuals to achieve quality standards;
- supporting, encouraging relevant research
and publishing those findings will assist promoting good standards;
- achieving high professional standards and
providing a supportive work environment for staff and volunteers are key
factors in delivering an effective service;
- promoting ethical behaviour; equal
opportunities, challenging and eliminating discrimination, celebrating and
valuing diversity are essential in achieving our mission.
DCMA have been established since 1985. The DCMA staff
team and trustees have many years of experience
in the childminding sector, are highly motivated and qualified.