Research and analysis

Building an accredited network for childminders

This Ofsted good practice example explains how the Maden Valley Network helps childminders share good practice and develop professionally.

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The Maden Community and Children's Centre - good practice example.doc

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The Maden Valley Community and Children’s Centre set up the Maden Valley Network to help support childminders in the area. With regular meetings and training events, the network has helped childminders with performance management, building strong partnerships and joint working.

Published 22 January 2013