In Children and Young People Now , 07.12.15 – a new announcements on childcare and schools.
‘Childcare providers could be given the right to apply to deliver wraparound care using school facilities…’, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to offer out-of-school-hours childcare using school facilities. (Picture: Peter Crane)
Under proposals unveiled today, childcare providers will be given the “right to request” that a school allows it to use its facilities to provide care for the children of parents at either end of the school day and during school holidays.
It has proposed that schools manage the “right to request” process and governing bodies take the final decision about what action to take.
A consultation has been launched by the Department for Education that runs until the end of February 2016 to assess how schools and childcare providers can work better together. It will also find out how schools respond to wraparound childcare requests from parents and childcare providers.
At an event to launch the proposals, Cameron said: “This will open up good quality, affordable childcare for parents at either end of the school day and school holidays – taking pressure of budgets and helping them plan for the future.”
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced plans to give parents the right to request wraparound childcare provision from schools in October’.
SmithMartin Partnership working with providers and schools…