Childcare Expert: media comment and information
Founder of childcare provider @HomeChildcare available to comment on all aspects of the childcare industry including training, costs, deregulation in the sector and the Childcare Commission.
Media Information, Comment & Case Studies
Yvette Oliver-Mighten is founder of @Home Childcare, one of the only childcare providers in England and Wales to offer parents truly flexible childcare - including wraparound care - in their own home.
Yvette can offer comment and opinion on:
- Deregulation in the sector
- Training for childminders and early years workers
- Childcare Commission announcement
- Shortage of childcare provision
- Cost of childcare
She sits on the Childcare Executive Board of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and is part of the Regulation Matters campaign to lobby Elizabeth Truss MP regarding regulation of the home childcare sector.
Yvette realised eight years ago what the Government has recently announced - that there is an acute lack of wraparound care for children before and after school. She set up @Home Childcare, after searching unsuccessfully for childcare for her own three children, to provide exactly the type of flexible, affordable childcare currently being championed as best practice.
- Specialises in part-time, flexible childcare, in the family’s own home.
- Is elastic - families pay on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis, so they can use shorter or longer sessions as required and only pay for what they use. The minimum usage is two hours per session and six hours per week.
- Offers the flexibility of a nanny (carers often cook children meals and take them to activities) but without the cost. Parents can use tax credits and childcare vouchers.
- Is ideal for shift workers who need in-home childcare to fit around their unsocial and irregular working hours.
- Has recently exported its business model to Northern Ireland, where social enterprise Employers for Childcare is rolling out the same flexible childcare offering.
Case studies of families using the scheme are available, including:
- Council workers using after-school care from 3.30pm - 6 (and occasionally longer).
- Lone parent working shifts, using before and after-school care from as early as 6.30am and up until 9pm. Also some weekends.
- Lone self-employed parent using after-school care until 10pm plus three full days per week during school holidays.
- Two teachers using term-time only care from 7am.
For further information, comment or opinion contact Yvette Oliver-Mighten on 0115 978 3399 or email