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If you are already working with families, our professional working with families section may be of great interest to you.  In that link you will find legal, safegauarding, early years funding and training information. If there is anything you can’t find please do not hesitate to call 01642 444532 or contact the team by email.

Childcare Sufficiency ​
The Childcare Act 2006 and subsequent Childcare Act 2016 place a duty on local authorities to report annually on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare.
Sufficient childcare means securing the right type and volume of provision, so far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents or those undertaking training with the intention of returning to work, for children aged 0 - 14 (up to 18 for a disabled child).
There is also a separate, but linked duty, to secure sufficient early years provision, so that families can access their free early education entitlement (570 hours per year over a minimum of 38 weeks for some 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year old children).
The most up to date childcare sufficiency report is available on the PIN website.  

Pathways to registration (becoming a childminder)
As a potential childminder, there are a few facts that may be of interest to you.  The ever considered childminding leaflet explains the advice and support available to you to help you become a registered childminder and run a successful childcare business.
If you are interested in becoming a childminder you will need to first attend a Local Authority approved Advisory session where you will learn more about childminding and the Local Authority approved childminding course that you will need to go on.
For more information and to book a place on the next Local Authority approved Advisory session please telephone the Families' Information Service on 01642 444532​ or alternatively email the team or visit the Pathways to Registration page.


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