In 2013/14, the suggested Childminding charges set for full time childcare by NICMA’s Childminding Advisory Council [made up of working Childminders] are a minimum hourly rate of £3.00 per hour per child. Part time places may be charged at an enhanced hourly rate. This does not take into account regional variations.
As Childminders are self employed childcarers, they can set their own terms and conditions and therefore the suggested charges are a guideline only.
For further information on childminding fees, contact NICMA on 0871 200 2063.
CHILDMINDING AND DAYCARE FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12MINIMUM STANDARDS
The ‘Minimum Standards’ were launched in July 12 as a means of providing a consistent level of quality for all childminding and daycare services and to ensure a consistent regional approach to registration and inspection.
There are 2 documents relating to Minimum Standards:
- Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – July 12
- Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE – July 13
It is essential that as Childminders, you have copies of both of these documents and that you take the time to read, understand and know how they impact on your Childminding practice. You will also need to be familiar with the Standards in order to be ready for your Childminding Inspection. This is YOUR responsibility as part of running your own Childminding business.
If you have any queries with regard to the Standards, please contact your Early Years Social Worker.
If you do not have copies of these documents, contact your Trust Early Years teams or alternately, they can be downloaded via the links above.
One of the requirements of the Minimum Standards for Childminding and Daycare is that all registered Childminders have a range of Policies in place to ensure good practice.
The full range of Policies and Fact Sheets are available to download FREE OF CHARGE from the Members section of our website as part of NICMA membership once you are registered.
HOWEVER, NICMA can offer for purchase a full pack of 29 Policies, a template ‘Statement of Purpose’ and NEW Risk Assessment & Fire Log Booklet information for any non-members. The cost is £25 and this will be DEDUCTABLE from your first year’s Membership Fee once you are registered and join NICMA.
Click here for more information and to find out which policies have been updated.