Ofsted have today launched a consultation on how childminder agencies should be inspected.

The government’s Children and Families Bill 2013 will allow for the creation of childminder agencies. They will help childminders with training, support, advice and networks. The aim is to better support existing childminders, attract new high quality providers into the market, and provide more choice for parents.

You can view the consultation here: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/inspecting-childminder-agencies-consultation-document

More information is available here: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/news/views-sought-ofsted-consultation-childminder-agency-inspections-0

The closing date for the consultation is 21 March 2014