Cheap childcare danger warning
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
RECESSION-hit families could be putting their children at significant risk by using cheap unregistered childminders to try to make ends meet, a Jersey children’s charity has warned.
Fiona Vacher, executive director of the Jersey Child Care Trust, says more and more families are turning to so-called ‘underground providers’ who charge as little as £1 an hour and can only make money by filling their homes with too many children.
She stresses that unregistered childminders are not police-checked and there was no way of knowing what other adults were getting access to the children.
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