Childcare (7)

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What powers and responsibilities would you like to see devolved to the Greater London Authority in relation to childcare?


Answer for Childcare (7)

Answer for Childcare (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have no statutory powers in relation to childcare. However, I am working with the Government and London Councils to explore ways in which the GLA can support local authorities to increase supply of affordable childcare. A good practice event will take place later this year to bring together schools interested in offering nursery provision between the hours of 8am and 6pm, giving additional flexibility to working parents. Provision of childcare is the remit of local authorities and I will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure working parents have higher quality childcare.