New Regulations For Childminders
New childcare regulations come into force today, which will reduce the number of children a childminder can care for. The Childcare Pre-School Services Regulations were signed into law in 2006, but only take effect from today.
Previously a childminder could look after a maximum of six children under the age of six, including their own. This number has now been reduced to five, and its recommended that there is a second adult on the premises in case of emergencies.