PACEY has now submitted its formal response to the DfE’s consultation on proposals to increase adult:child ratios in group setting and to increase the number of under-5s a childminder can care for.
Our response was informed by members views, gathered as part of our More Great Childcare? survey. These made clear that there was little support for the proposals.
There was also concern that, unlike in group settings where the government’s proposal to increase ratios is linked to qualification levels, this was not the case for childminding settings.
Thank you to the many hundreds of PACEY members who took time to tell us what they think.