Childcare U-turn backed

4th November 2005 at 00:00
The Government's turnaround over plans to deregulate childcare for five to eight-year-olds has been welcomed by the National Day Nurseries Association.

The idea of exempting carers working with five to eight-year-olds from checks by inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education was floated in the consultation on the forthcoming childcare Bill.

But, following an outcry from workforce representatives and childcare charities, Ofsted's registration checks will remain compulsory.

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