National Childminding Association

 
The National Childminding Association believes every child should reach their full potential. We work with registered childminders and nannies, as well as other individuals and organisations to ensure families in every community in England and Wales have access to high quality home-based childcare, play, learning and family support.

About NCMA
NCMA (the National Childminding Association) is a charity and professional association. We believe every child should reach their full potential and, since 1977, have worked with registered childminders, nannies as well as other individuals and organisations, such as local and national government, to ensure families in every community in England and Wales have access to high quality home-based childcare, play, learning and family support.

In this section you can find out more about our work, our structure and working for NCMA.

NCMA's vision
NCMA's vision is that every child reaches their full potential.

NCMA's mission
NCMA's mission is to ensure that families in every community have access to high quality, home-based childcare, play, learning and family support so they can help their children reach their full potential.

NCMA's beliefs
NCMA believes that children of all ages benefit from home-based childcare, play and learning because it is:

consistent – a child is cared for by the same registered childminder or nanny each day, often over a number of years
flexible – for example, a registered childminder or nanny can care for a child whose parents work atypical hours and will provide full, as well as wraparound, childcare
inclusive – a registered childminder or nanny can care for children of different ages and abilities together in family groups
community-focussed – a registered childminder or nanny can reflect the needs of local communities and enable the children they care for to be part of their local community
personalised – a registered childminder or nanny can meet the needs of individual children and families, such as teen parents or disabled children
supportive – babies and younger children, especially, do best in home-based childcare because they are cared for in smaller groups and by the same registered childminder or nanny each day.
NCMA's values
NCMA's values guide all its staff and volunteers in how they make decisions about the work they do to support children, families, registered childminders and nannies.

NCMA's values are:

a commitment to children, their rights, wellbeing and development
inclusion and equality of opportunity
membership involvement
a commitment to high-quality services
empowerment of all registered childminders and nannies to develop as excellent practitioners.
NCMA's approach
We achieve our vision and mission by working in partnership with:

children and families, so they are aware of, and have access to, high quality, home-based childcare, play, learning and family support
registered childminders and nannies to ensure they have the information, support and training they need to provide high-quality childcare, play, learning and family support to the children and families in their care
government, local authorities, regulators and other organisations in England and Wales who influence the delivery of children's services, to ensure they are inclusive of home-based childcare.

Contact NCMA
NCMA offers help and advice on a wide range of issues related to home-based childcare.

Information and advice

Information for anyone with a query about registered childminding, nannying or the work of NCMA, including becoming a childcarer and tips on how to find a childminder.

0800 169 4486

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Membership

Call NCMA's head office and select the appropriate option for information on insurance, to buy products, to buy or renew your membership, and for answers to your membership enquries.

0845 880 0044

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website  http://www.ncma.org.uk/MainWebSite