The government has today published
its response to the consultation on the regulation of
Speaking about the response, Liz Bayram said, "Whilst any
additional childcare support for parents is welcome, PACEY is
concerned that this will leave to an increase in the amount of time
children are kept in school. This will not suit all children,
especially children attending infant classes.
"PACEY remains keen to see how, alongside this, existing
providers of out-of-school care, in particular childminders, are
supported to contunue to offer parents the choice of a
home-based environment for their children.
"Plans to extend the limit for informal childcare from two
to three hours will mean some childminders who just offer
wraparound care are now facing a double sustainability