Have your say on childcare

Published: Wednesday 29th September 10

The council is keen to gauge the views of mums and dads across the borough about the scope and quality of childcare available in Wandsworth.

The town hall is encouraging all parents and carers living or working in Wandsworth with children up to the age of 14, and those of children with a disability or special need up to the age of 17, to take part in a consultation on local childcare provision.

The information gleaned from the consultation will help the council shape its childcare services for the next three years.

And all those who take part in the consultation will be entered into a prize draw for £200 worth of high street shopping vouchers.

The council's spokesman on children and young people Cllr Kathy Tracey said: "This is a chance for parents to tell us what they need in terms of childcare. This includes pre-school provision, nursery places, breakfast clubs, after-school care and holiday play schemes.

"Completing our questionnaire will help us assess local demand for childcare and give us useful information in how we can meet this demand.

"Good childcare provision is vital for parents who work or are involved in training or education. Contributing to this consultation will help us shape our services to better meet their needs."

To have your say on childcare and enter the £200 shopping vouchers competition download the questionnaire from the news and events section of the family information service's website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/fis or email jdelambily@wandsworth.gov.uk and ask for a copy.

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