Twenty organisations will pilot childminder agencies over the next 12 months.


The Department for Education has published the list of names, including more than ten local authorities, nanny agencies, and a primary school, which are trialling the scheme. More than 100 different organisations applied to be part of the pilot, the Department said.

The Government sees childminder agencies as a means of cutting costs and bureaucracy for individual childminders by matching them up with parents and as the key to expanding childminder numbers. Read full article…