Tag Archives: Registered Childminders

Joint call from NICMA and Unite for extended support to Registered Childminders as survey highlights downturn to incomes across sector

Extensive survey of Registered Childminders identifies large loss of earnings across the board with almost two-thirds not having returned to operating capacity Northern Ireland Child Minding Association (NICMA) and Unite issue joint demand for extension to Childcare Recovery Support scheme … Continue reading

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Unite Registered Childminders welcome Education Minister agreement of 100% plus uplift in financial support

Uplift on support provided has been achieved by powerful campaign fought by Registered Childminders but more is needed to secure future of vital sector Suzi Douglas, Chair of Unite Registered Childminders’ branch, welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Education Minister Peter … Continue reading

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Registered Childminders in NI left ‘out in the cold’ by the Department Of Education Covid safety precautions

NICMA and Unite Registered Childminders issue joint call for the Department Of Education to help forgotten key workers Unite Registered Childminders NI and NICMA have joined forces to fight for the equality of childminders and demand they are lifted out … Continue reading

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Unite Registered Childminders seek meeting with Education Minister Peter Weir over inadequate support payments

Department of Education’s enhanced financial package amounts to a mere £150 a month in July and August when Covid-19 restrictions impact operations Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, challenged the Northern Ireland Executive on the inadequacy of supports provided to … Continue reading

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Minister for Health fails to respond in more than a fortnight to Registered Childminders’ written request for a meeting on concerns 

Childminders left turning away working parents because of lack of clear guidelines on status of essential and key workers eligible for childcare Minister has met with NI Childminding Association to discuss that organisation’s priorities, vital he now hears voice of Registered Childminders themselves Susan … Continue reading

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