View Full Version : New Shadow minister fo EY and childcare

11-10-2013, 01:21 PM
I like Lucy Powell and have met her on a couple of occasions and recently at a conference

she is approachable and, as you know she debated the C&F Bill with Sharon Hodgson, is against agencies and was against higher ratio but she needs to engage on the two proposals for wraparound care in schools from 8-6pm and the 25 hours of 'free childcare'
I don't like the free childcare bit at all...we can't afford 15 hrs let alone 25

I understand the first will involve cms and the latter will result in a consultation with the sector

Lets hope we get to be heard
Lucy Powell named new shadow minister for childcare and early years | Nursery World (http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/article/1215600/lucy-powell-named-new-shadow-minister-childcare-early-years?DCMP=EMC-CONNurseryWorldUpdate&bulletin=nursery-world-update-bulletin)