Minister makes Busy Bees visit
MP takes look at childcare facilities
A GOVERNMENT minister paid a visit to a Hillingdon nursery to see the benefits of childcare in the community.
Childcare facilities that offer this kind of care enable parents to carry on working after having children, ensuring children are looked after before and after school.
Sam Gymiah, secretary of state for education and childcare, paid a visit to Busy Bees Nursery, in Hillingdon, to see how it provides wrap-around care for young children.
He said: “It was great to visit Busy Bees at Hillingdon, and to meet the staff, children and parents, to see how they are benefiting from flexible full-day care and the government’s free childcare offer.”
Government support is available to childcare providers to extend their hours to include care out of school hours.
Conservative Mr Gymiah, who is the MP for East Surrey, added: “We know that childcare is one of the biggest issues facing parents, which is why we’re committed to working closely with providers like the nursery at Hillingdon Hospital to deliver 30 hours of free childcare.
“We are going further than ever before to help with childcare costs, supporting hard-working families and giving parents the opportunity to return to work, if they choose to do so.”
Mr Gymiah visited the nursery, based at Hillingdon Hospital, on Tuesday, November 17.