Children and Families Bill — New Clause 6 — Staff to Child Ratios for Ofsted-Registered Childminding Establishments — 11 Jun 2013 at 18:00

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against permitting each registered childminder to care for more children at a time.

The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to generally permit each registered childminder to care for more children at a time and introduce a new maximum ratios of children to childminders applying to Ofsted registered childminding establishments.

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That the clause be added to the Bill.

The clause in question was proposed New Clause 6[2] which sought to require Ofsted-registered childminding establishments to have a minimum ratio of staff to children of one to six; with a maximum of three being "young", and a maximum of one being under the a year old.

The rejected new clause defined a child as a “young child” up until 1 September following his or her fifth birthday.

The clause included additional criteria affecting the permitted ratios, including relating to care of the childminders' own children, the role of childminders' assistants and the use of monitoring equipment.

The new proposals were not directly comparable with those operating at the time of the vote[3] but they would generally have enabled childminding staff to look after more children.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con254 (+1 tell) 0083.6%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 209 (+2 tell)081.8%
LDem49 (+1 tell) 0089.3%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:303 222083.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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