OFCMA: New Body for Childminder Agencies Launches in England

OFCMA: New Body for Childminder Agencies Launches in England

A new association for childminder agencies takes shape in England as the future of the Department of Education’s strategic partnership with early years providers remains unclear. The Organisation for Childminder Agencies (OFCMA) has been formed by eight of the 11 … Continue Reading

Common terms used in childcare and Early Years

Childcare and Early Years Lexicon

From au-pair and childminder to the interchangeably used preschool, daycare, day nursery and kindergarten, we take a look at some of the commonly used terms in childcare and Early Years education. Au-Pair An Au-Pair is a young person, aged between … Continue Reading

5 Common Mistakes Start-Up Childcare Businesses Make

5 Common Mistakes Start-Up Childcare Businesses Make

1. Going for a complex business model A cardinal mistake many start-up childcare businesses tend to make when shaping their business model is – providing too many choices (service offerings) to their customers. Eight to nine different session choices with … Continue Reading

Toys safety for children

Choosing safe toys for toddlers and preschoolers

Thanks to stringent quality regulations in most countries, toys are much safer these days and come with appropriate safety warnings and labelling which makes it easier to choose appropriate toys when you buy them from trusted stores. But how careful … Continue Reading

Parents and Child

Choosing a Childcare provider – Childminder, Nanny or Nursery?

Finding reliable childcare for your little one is one of the most daunting tasks new parents are faced with when returning to work. From nurseries to childminders and nannies, the options are many. But how do you decide which one … Continue Reading