Start Strong has launched the third in a new series of Policy Briefs. It focuses on childminding, calling for its regulation and recognition.
The Policy Brief is timed to contribute to policy debate on the forthcoming National Early Years Strategy. There's added urgency because the Government is currently bringing two child protection bills through the Dail, and most childminders are excluded from them. We are urging the Government either to amend the bills, or to make a commitment to regulate all paid childminders.