The contributors to this letter strongly believe that the time has come to tell the Govt what we think about their 'More affordable childcare' plan.
According to a recent freedom of information request from the Dept for Education, only 21 letters have been received about agencies -
This is hardly an outcry! This is not making ourselves heard!
This is not telling the Department for Education loudly and clearly that childminders do not want childminder agencies.
If we do not let them know, then they will feel justified to carry on potentially devastating our businesses....
So, I propose a letter writing / email sending / twitting campaign!
How you might use this letter
We want to make it easy for you to send the Dept for Education your thoughts about 'More Affordable Childcare' - and especially agencies.
Write - add a note saying ‘I agree with this letter and its contents’ and your signature; then print and send a copy of the letter to -
Department for Education, Castle View House, East Lane, Runcorn WA7 2GJ
Email - write a cover email saying ‘I agree with this letter and its contents’, add your name and email the letter as an attachment to -
Be inspired to write a letter of your own - and send a copy to -
• Department for Education (address above)
• By email to - Ms Truss, Childcare and Education Minister - email@example.com
• David Cameron, Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
• Your MP - if you are not sure of the name of your MP you can find it here - http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/
If you don't know what to put - and you find our letter too long - then just write ->
I am a registered childminder and I would like to state my opposition to childminder agencies.
Please contact me if you would like further information about my objections.
Tweet the letter link to - @educationgovuk or @trussliz -
For the cost of a few stamps and a little time please, please send this letter to the Dept for Education or use it as the basis for your own letter!
It is so important that we make ourselves heard before it is too late.