Min­is­ter makes Busy Bees visit

MP takes look at child­care fa­cil­i­ties

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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