January 15, 2016
Our recent article, Childcare Information for Parents, highlighted the lack of information currently available to parents regarding wraparound care (before and after school) and children’s holiday clubs. In both cases, this is largely down to a lack of provision. Well, perhaps someone in government has been listening, as the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has since announced a consultation in this area, which could give parents the ‘right to request’ wraparound childcare and holiday care for all children from Reception to Year 9. In order to help deliver on this request, childcare providers would have the ‘right to request’ the use of school facilities and buildings when the school is not using them.
The government is currently seeking the views of parents, carers and schools in order to help formulate their plans. Therefore, if you would like to contribute your views, please use the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/wraparound-and-holiday-childcare
This consultation continues until the 29th of February 2016.
Rob Hodgkison, Harmony at Home Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016.