WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Set To Expand
innovative childminding network in Warwickshire is set to expand to cover
the whole county.
Children Come First network is one of the first in the country, and
organisers are planning to develop it further to build on its success.
only will the number of accredited members increase, but the network is
also to incorporate a county-wide version of the Community Childminding
Network trialled in South Warwickshire for the last year.
network offered care places with specially-trained childminders to
children deemed to have a special need, and is operated by the National
Childminding Association in partnership with the county council's Social
more county childminders have achieved a nationally-recognised
childminding qualification than ever before. Their achievement was marked
at a special presentation yesterday.
Taylor of the NCMA said Warwickshire will benefit from a single network of
accredited childminders able to offer both education and community care
opportunities to the county's children.
new network means children will benefit enormously from the range of
alternative education and care options on offer, and parents can be
assured that the childminders are offering an appropriate service of
good quality, which is regularly assessed.
is a very exciting development for early years education and care in
Featherstone, Early Years Development Officer for Warwickshire Education
exciting initiative provides further evidence of the total commitment of
the Education Authority and the Early Years and Childcare Development
Partnership to developing choice with quality for parents and children