Childminding in Northern Ireland: an exploration of practice, quality and the impact of vertical placements on children

R Shannon, Teresa Geraghty, Frances Molyneaux

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    This research represents the first ever study of childminding practice in Northern Ireland
    which looks in detail at issues such as quality in childminding practice and the benefits and
    challenges of vertical grouping (i.e. children of different ages being cared for together). The
    study also provides a profile of childminders in terms of age, gender, qualifications held and
    access to training and support.
    This study had two overall aims, namely:
    To explore issues of practice and quality within childminding in Northern Ireland.
    To ascertain the impacts on children of vertical grouping.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBelfast
    PublisherNational Children's Bureau
    Commissioning bodyOffice of the First and Deputy First Minister
    Number of pages148
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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