GRTU Malta Cham­ber for SMEs wel­comes the af­fil­i­a­tion of the Child­care Cen­tres Providers As­so­ci­a­tion as mem­bers

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

GRTU has an­nounced that the Child­care Cen­tres Providers As­so­ci­a­tion has now be­come a full mem­ber of the GRTU. The child care sec­tor is a brand new sec­tor within GRTU’s port­fo­lio of rep­re­sen­ta­tion and will com­ple­ment its other 96 sec­tors that it rep­re­sents.

Gov­ern­ment’s free child­care scheme re­mains a very im­por­tant mea­sure that sup­ports our so­ci­ety and is an en­abler to par­ents, es­pe­cially fe­males, to re-en­ter the labour market. The scheme was in­deed very suc­cess­ful and among the stake­hold­ers that have con- trib­uted to such a suc­cess are the child­care ser­vice providers.

Child­care cen­tres to­day not only carry out a very im­por­tant eco­nomic func­tion, but also serve the coun­try with an even big­ger mis­sion, that of car­ing for our chil­dren. These cen­tres have a lot of re­spon­si­bil­ity and due to the stan­dard that they have main­tained, have been di­rect con­trib­u­tors to the suc­cess of this scheme. These cen­tre make par­ents feel com­fort­able to leave their chil­dren un­der the ten­der age of three years in their care on a daily ba­sis.

Child­care cen­tres have risen to the oc­ca­sion and in a few years cre­ated the ser­vice nec­es­sary to meet the de­mands of our so­ci­ety. To­day child­care cen­tres em­ploy a to­tal of 600 qual­i­fied work­ers and care for close to 3,500 chil­dren each year.

GRTU will work with the CCPA to con­tinue to im­prove the over­all stan­dard of all the cen­tres in Malta and will pro­vide the as­so­ci­a­tion with the sup­port it needs and rep­re­sent it in its dis­cus­sion with gov­ern­ment.

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