Childminders

Learning Through Play Is Vital to Help Children Prepare for Life Challenges

Liz Bayram | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Bayram

We're seeing government and regulators place less and less emphasis on fostering children's emotional literacy and resilience, boosting social confidence and supporting their independence - all of which a play based-approach to learning delivers. These are vital to help children not only become school ready, but life ready, too.

The Numbers for Childcare Professionals Aren't Adding Up

Liz Bayram | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Liz Bayram

To truly tackle to the number of families struggling with the cost of childcare, we need to reflect on why childcare is key.

Clegg Blocks Tory Childcare Reform To Let Childminders Watch More Children

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has blocked Tory plans to allow nursery staff and childminders to look after more youngsters. Loosening the rules ...

Which Government Policy Does Nick Clegg Not Support?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

One of the coalition's key reforms has been thrown into doubt after Nick Clegg signalled he did not support it. The government wants to allow child...

Childcare Is a Delicate Balance of Quality as Well as Cost

Liz Bayram | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Liz Bayram

In recent weeks, the debate around reducing childcare costs and improving quality has been confused. This has been most evident in the More Great Childcare proposals to increase adult:child ratios in nurseries and to change them in childminding settings. This is the clearest indication yet that for the Coalition government, cost is the biggest driver for change, not quality.

The Spiralling Cost Of Childcare

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

More than two thirds of councils are failing to provide enough childcare, campaigners for have warned. Just one in five local authorities have enou...

Too Many Children 'Lack Basic Skills' When Starting School

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Too many children are still starting school without the basic skills they need to learn, according to Ofsted's annual report. It is a concern that ...