Review of Childminding in Wales

The Welsh Government commissioned Arad to carry out an independent review to better understand the reasons for the decline in the number of childminders in Wales. The review outlines that a sharp and continued decline in the number of registered childminders is taking place at a time when the demand for childcare is likely to increase. It makes a number of recommendations for the Welsh Government and others to attract and retain childminders, support existing childminders to accommodate more childcare places and be more financially viable. The report is available here