Childcare (3)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You previously stated that closures of Sure Start Centres are the responsibility of Local Authorities, while this might be the case will the Deputy Mayor, Munira Murza, consider the gap left by the removal of these services following her discussions on childcare with Local Authorities and Liz Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare.


Answer for Childcare (3)

Answer for Childcare (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

You will see from my answer to MQ 1651/ 2014 that my Education and Youth team is engaging in discussions with Department of Education officials, under Munira Mirza's oversight, to see how we might support the Department and Local Authorities in their ambition to encourage more affordable childcare in London. 

As you are aware, provision of early year's education is primarily the remit of Local Authorities, but are we are considering if there are any ways in which we can provide additional support or add further value to their work.