RCA works with the Local Authority, Family Information Service and Children's Centres, to provide:
o Stay and Play
o Access to high quality childcare
o Information for parents about Registered Home-based Childcare
o The Childminder Forum
o The Childminder Conference.
RCA aims to raise the profile of Registered Childminding within the local community, both as a high-quality childcare option, and as a rewarding career choice. RCA provides a voice for Registered Childminders in the borough though the Forum and Conference.
Richmond Childminding Group adopted its constitution 1988, registered as a charity 1994 adopting the objects of the National Childminding Association in locality namely:
* To promote the provision and facilities for the daily care, recreation and education of children under 8 years and promote the observance of good standards of parents of such children and all persons and organisations providing such facilities; * To advance the education and training of Childminders and other persons and organisations providing day care facilities for children under 8 years and to conduct research into all aspects of the care, recreation and education of such children, and publish the useful results of such research; We became a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee in 2010 and changed our name to Richmond Childminding Association.