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Planned Essential Maintenance

Please be aware that this website will be down between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday 22 May 2024 for some essential maintenance work. You will not be able to use this website including the Parent Portal and the Provider Portal during this time.

Childminder Recruitment and Retention Consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) is consulting on three proposals and gathering evidence to improve the recruitment and retention of childminders.


Stakeholders are invited to share views on how the DfE can support the recruitment and retention of childminders. This consultation is open to the public and in particular invites responses from:


  • Current, former, and prospective childminders and providers of CODP
  • Other early years providers
  • Childminder agencies (CMAs)
  • Parents
  • Ofsted
  • Organisations that represent childminders, providers of CODP and other early years providers
  • Local authorities and the local government association
  • Regulated healthcare professionals who work in GPs surgeries
  • Landlords and any relevant representative bodies

Give your views