Fletcher adds: "Whatever the decision, always remember the vast majority of childminders
provide an extremely safe and stimulating environment.
She is also a support childminder
, offering help to newly-registered childminders
in Warwickshire, and is quality assurance accredited through the National Childminding Association's Children Come First network.
have been recognised for their registration and training achievements at a Childminder
Celebration Evening in Wolverhampton.
Boldon-based Training in Childcare has been selected by Newcastle City Council to run the training for childminders
and staff in nurseries and playgroups across the city.
A trio of Redcar and Cleveland childminders
have been praised in a national report.
At the end of June there were 57,204 childminders
registered in England, down from 57,732 at the end of March.
Five local authorities have suffered a worrying slump in the number of registered childminders
since the start of the decade, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.
He urged the authorities to remove her from the list of registered childminders
With the help of Stockton Council's children's services the parents were put in touch with six childminders
in their area.
do a marvellous job and there is clearly a very close and beneficial relationship between children, carers and parents," said Mrs Burt.
also have limited places so parents signing up at least a few months in advance of going back to work is common.
With relevant qualifications childminders
can move into related areas such as working in a nursery or family centre, playwork, working as classroom assistants or running after-school and holiday clubs.