Minister sees benefits of Childcare Offer on Anglesey
3 Oct 2018 10:47 AM
Minister for Children, Huw Irranca-Davies, has visited a nursery on Anglesey to find out how children and their parents are benefiting from the Childcare Offer.
Babinogion Menai in Menai Bridge offers bilingual childcare provision and is taking part in the Childcare Offer. Through the offer the Welsh Government provides 30 hours a week of government-funded early education and childcare for working parents of three and four year olds, for up to 48 weeks a year.
By the beginning of 2019, every local authority in North Wales will be delivering the offer to eligible parents.
The Minister said:
“It’s been great to visit Babinogion Menai and see at first hand the difference our Childcare Offer is making to providers, parents and, most importantly, children.
“Our pilots are already showing the difference this scheme is making. We have examples of families saving almost £250 a week, which they can use for other expenses. We’ve also seen parents increasing their hours of employment and parents changing their working hours so they can spend more time with their children.”