Childcare (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3453
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you think that the GLA could join the Family Friendly UK accreditation scheme run by Family and Childcare Trust?

Answer

Answer for Childcare (3)

Answer for Childcare (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA has a good track record in offering flexible working whether for family related or other reasons. Over and above a standard five day working week at the GLA, we currently have 71 individual working patterns based on the needs and requirements of staff. All GLA jobs are open to job share. When responding to the question on flexible working in the recent GLA staff survey, 72% of staff said they believed the GLA would enable them to work flexibly if they wanted to. Contact will be made with the Family and Childcare Trust to seek more detail on the Family Friendly UK accreditation scheme.