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Children: Day Care

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has allocated to the National Childminding Association for the delivery of consultancy services to every local authority in 2009-10. (305265)

The Department's Strategic Grant for 2009-10 to the National Childminding Association (NCMA) to help develop and sustain home-based child care, includes £270,112 for consultancy advice and support to local authorities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of childminders who are not registered with Ofsted. (305333)

No estimate has been made of the number of unregistered child minders since there is no reliable method of making this estimate.