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Childminding 31st March 2009
Childminder with children. Picture courtesy of the National Childminding Association
The impact of the government's new framework on the profession.

In September 2008, the government’s new framework for the care and development of children under five – the Early Years Foundation Stage – came into force. Since then, record numbers of childminders have left the profession. Why is this? And what impact has the government’s new system had on the profession? Jane talks to the Chief Executive of the National Childminding Association, Liz Bayram and Eileen Atkinson, a childminder who was recently inspected under the new system.

The Early Years Foundation Stage
The National Childminding Assocation

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