ERIC Number: ED258719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-7
Reference Count: N/A
Good Practice in Childminding: A Conference on the Local Authority Role in Childminding (Bromley, Kent, England, November 7, 1984).
National Childminding Association, Bromley (England).
This report includes the opening address and a verbatim report of talks given by the two main speakers at a seminar organized by the National Childminding Association (NCMA) to facilitate further discussion of the document "The Law on Childminding: Guidelines for Good Practice." Also included are a summary of the points raised in discussion and reports from each of four discussion groups. The opening address by Member of Parliament Harriet Harman provides an overview of needs of childminders and the childminding profession and describes the politial/economic context in which those needs will be addressed. The talk by NCMA President Dorothy Day reviews the development of public awareness of the needs of under-fives and increasing professionalization of the childminding field. John Ransford's talk focuses on political, economic, and organizational problems of providing social services to young children and childminders. As he notes, steps taken to deal with these issues include such efforts as short-term funding and planning. Discussion groups focused on the registration process, an anti-racist perspective to childminding, support services, and subsidized childminding. (RH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Childminding Association, Bromley (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)