might have to start paying for bin collections.
The regulator visits childminders
, nannies, nurseries and pre-schools within 30 months of registration.
The council confirmed that, as part of the budget setting process earlier this year, the contract with SCMA to support childminders
will come to an end this month.
NEARLY 20 children in Kirklees were looked after by childminders
who were rated as "inadequate" by the education watchdog.
This would include the possibility of making it mandatory for childminders
caring for less than four children, to register with the Department of Social Welfare (JKM).
At a meeting of Stirling Council's children and young people committee yesterday (Thursday) officials said eight potential new childminders
recently had been found in the area.
But she was suspended from the childminders
' register on July 28 following an unannounced inspection of the premises.
"They will be cared for by childminders
in a home environment, but we will work with parents and childminders
to ensure that each child can be the best that they can be."
look after children in their own home, whilst the children's parents are at work or studying.
in Redcar and Cleveland are twice as likely to be branded inadequate than the England average, according to data provided by the education watchdog Ofsted.
'e survey found 86% of childminders
do not intend to join a childminder
agency, 81% of all practitioners expect agencies to lead to an increase in childcare fees, and 85% are opposed to plans not to require all agency-registered childminders
to be inspected by Ofsted.