Myth: A childminder will replace the parent/s in a child’s affection
Fact: Some parents, especially mothers returning to work after maternity leave, have concerns that a childminder will form a closer bond to the child than they do which adds to the emotional concerns of leaving a young child. The reality is that childminders understand that a child’s relationship with parent/s is paramount and are never seeking to replace them.
• Childminders are just babysitters, children just play and don’t learn as much with a childminder
• Childminders can look after as many children as they want at any one time
• Childminding is only for women
• A childminder works for me (the parent)