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Call for input to childcare strategy - Jennifer McCann

20 February, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has called on parents, carers and stakeholder organisations who are committed to the development of a childcare strategy, to take part in the consultation events.

Speaking ahead of the first public consultation tonight at the MAC in Belfast the West Belfast MLA said:

"Good childcare services can help provide the care and support that a child needs for their development. The Executive is committed to bringing forward a childcare strategy, which
will be flexible, affordable and have the best interests of the child at its centre.

“It is essential that the views and experiences of parents, carers and stakeholder organisations are heard. There will be a number of consultation events taking place throughout the North to ensure that those who have the expertise in the sector will be able to have an input on the development of the childcare strategy.

“The first of these events will be at the MAC in Belfast tonight (Wednesday 20th February 7pm) and then followed by a series of other consultations throughout the North. I would urge everyone with an interest in Childcare to attend one of the events." CRÍOCH/END

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