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Childminders who choose to become members of the Network will need to be able to demonstrate that they are meeting the requirements of the regulatory body and those set out in the PACEY Professional Standards which are:
The Network aims to make sure that the standard of childcare you offer is consistently of the highest quality and is reviewed regularly.
Most of all parents/carers will be reassured that you are visited regularly and are part of the highly recognised Talking Childminding Network, which has been approved by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).
The Law states that the responsibility for a child’s education lies with the parents. There is a legal right for parents to educate their child at home, which is fully respected by the local authority. Parents must make this important decision for themselves and not be influenced by educational professionals or any other professionals supporting the family.
If you are considering EHE then it is important that you are aware that it is your right to do so, however in making this decision you become fully responsible for your child’s education.
The local authority has a statutory duty to ensure that all children who are known to them as being electively home educated receive a suitable education.
The decision to electively home educate your child is a big step and a life changing decision which requires extraordinary levels of commitment from parents and children. Whilst Home Educating is very challenging it can also be very rewarding for you and your child.
If you are considering EHE please contact Malcolm Webster, the Advisory Teacher for Home Education. He will offer impartial advice and guidance at any stage of the process, particularly in the early days when decisions need to be made.
Please view our frequently asked questions about EHE.