Childminding in NI: an exploration of practice and quality issues and of the impacts of vertical placements on children

Date published: 02 June 2014

  • Author: National Childrens Bureau (NCB)
  • Publication Date: June 2014



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.

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