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Childminding and the Planning System: Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

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We wrote to local planning authorities as following the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010, childminders will not need to prove they have planning consent to the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

The new Measure removed the need for the Care and social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) to check that childminders have planning consent to make any changes to their homes before looking after children.

Applicants are responsible for obtaining planning permission if needed for childminding. This needs to be done independently of their application to CSSIW to become a childminder.  

When considering childminder applications, local planning authorities should not apply conditions limiting the number of children to be minded, unless, there are good planning reasons for them to do so.