Further funding needed for hubs in Wales

Comment by Senior Professional Officer (Wales) Elizabeth Williams on news that key workers are struggling to find childcare for their children as school hubs shut for the summer holidays.

By Elizabeth Williams, Senior Professional Officer (Wales)

According to BBC News, "key workers say they are struggling to find childcare for their children as school hubs shut for the summer holidays. Only four councils have said they will continue to offer care for school-aged children in hubs".

Voice Cymru is disappointed that childcare for key worker school-aged children will not be made available in most councils in Wales over the summer holidays. 

Over the past week, Voice has been in meetings with the Welsh Government about the childcare offer and added benefits for nurseries to ensure that these settings will be able to open again. However, the hubs are also vital to ensure school-aged key worker children are properly cared for whilst their parents do essential work. 

Voice Cymru urges the Welsh Government to ensure that further and sufficient funding is made available for the early years sector and for the hubs over the summer.

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