Childcare (6)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide more information on the (a) scope and (b) objectives of the childcare paper that will be published by the GLA this summer (as noted in response to question 2015/1090) and outline (c) the stakeholders that the GLA is working with to produce this paper.


Answer for Childcare (6)

Answer for Childcare (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My objectives on early years and childcare relate to cost, quality and accessibility. My Deputy Mayor will continue to work with DfE, London Councils, boroughs, Association of London Director's Children's Services, Public Health England and other stakeholders to develop a pilot early years' project to provide flexible and wrap-around support for parents using place based and home based services, this work is being scoped. I support quality early years and childcare provision which can contribute towards supporting parents and children's school readiness through developing a quality framework; this work is being scoped.  Through the London Enterprise Panel I encourage businesses to develop more family friendly policies. A parental employment programme will be funded by the LEP's 2014-2020 ESF Programme to help parents out of work, particularly single parents to access support that will help them move into good quality and flexible paid employment.  Delivery will commence delivery in 2016. Please also see MQ 2485.