Myth: Childminders are just babysitters, children just play and don’t learn as much with a childminder
Fact: Play is an essential ingredient to support children to think and make sense of the world around them. The value of play is understood by childminders who will have a daily routine in place to ensure children’s learning and development needs are being met.
• Childminders can look after as many children as they want at any one time
• Childminding is only for women
• A childminder will replace the parent/s in a child’s affection
• A childminder works for me (the parent)