Annual childminding survey
NCMA is a membership organisation for registered childminders and nannies in England and Wales. To ensure its work reflects the day-to-day experience of working in home-based childcare, NCMA conducts an annual survey of its childminder members. The research provides a detailed breakdown of its membership and an understanding of the circumstances under which members carry out their childminding duties (e.g. business practices and profitability). With a growing nanny membership, NCMA has also conducted an additional survey of nanny members for the first time. NCMA provided a full listing of their membership base from which Lake drew a sample to be contacted for the research. In line with last year’s sampling of childminders this sample was stratified by region to ensure it was representative of the membership as a whole. 1,000 interviews conducted with an additional boost of 50 interviews in Wales to bring the overall sample of Welsh childminders to 100. 164 interviews with nannies were also completed.