We need your views on Childcare!

Under the Childcare Act, 2006, Shropshire Council is required to ensure sufficient childcare to meet the needs of working parents and those parents returning to work, education or training.

We are currently seeking the views of local people on childcare provision in this area. This will help to identify gaps in provision and develop an action plan to close these gaps. A report will be published in March 2011

This summer a questionnaire is being sent out to a random sample of households with children. Families who receive a questionnaire are being urged to take part in the survey. This will help to ensure that the views of all communities are taken into account when shaping the future of childcare in Shropshire.

We will also be attending a variety of events and groups across the county to speak face to face to parents, carers, children, young people, employers, childcare providers and other local representatives - we look forward to hearing your views!

If you do not receive a survey but would like to contribute to the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment please contact Penny Hall in the Early years Education and Childcare Team on 01743 254367 or email childcaresufficiency@shropshire.gov.uk

For further information on this article, please contact Penny Hall in the Early years Education and Childcare Team on 01743 254367 or email childcaresufficiency@shropshire.gov.uk