has been much in the news about the deregulation of
Truss MP has written in Nursery World about deregulation
and why they government believe it is necessary.
against deregulation has begun; NCMA, childminding
forums online and facebook have been highlighting this issue. Other
professionals have been writing to clarify the outcome
this same issue has had on the provision of childminders
in the Netherlands, identifying that this approach has
not reduced costs nor retained standards of quality
have written letters to their MPs, Nursery World and
have posted their comments on the online forums too.
Childminders have been ringing DCMA to complain,
question and enquire if this is going to happen.
is no doubt in the economic climate that the government
is right to consider how cuts may be gained in this
sector when other sectors are also facing cuts. How
this is achieved whereby quality and service do not
erode is a challenge.
opposers to the cuts favour the ostrich approach - stick
their head in the sand and hope it goes away, some who
find change an real issue will only see the negatives
and that is very real to them, some may think change
is needed and this is a good solution to what they see
as demanding regulation and some are trying to
understand the problem and seek a solution that will
benefit all. No matter where you stand on this
issue, it is worth considering having an opinion and
making those points clear, there is no doubt that the
final decisions will have an impact on your future business.
I would suggest if you have not already read the article
by Elizabeth Truss MP you do so visit www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news
may wish to take part in NCMA's online survey
(you do not need to be a member) visit http://www.surveytool.com/s/S7CA07527
may wish to discuss this with your MP, you could either
invite them to a group meeting or write either a personal
or collective letter with other childminders clearly
stating your points of view.
feel free to send us your comments via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
we will do our best to collectively highlight your views.
childminder Penny Webb's view here
16th May 2012