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Have your say on childcare and early education

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Parents and carers are being asked to give their views on childcare and early education in Bedford borough as the council looks at providing services in the future.

Bedford Borough Council has a duty to secure sufficient childcare for working parents, and those looking to enter the workplace.

To ensure it meets this duty, the council wants to assess both the quantity and quality of childcare and early years provision in the local area.

The views of parents and carers are to be a key element of the assessment, and the council is seeking feedback in a bid to secure the best possible offer for families.

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We seek to ensure the highest standard of childcare in our borough at all times.

“It is a huge responsibility and in order to offer the best support possible, we are encouraging the views from those who fundamentally care the most; the parents and carers themselves.”

You can air your points of view via www.forms.bedford.gov.uk/parents

Alternatively, contact the Family Information Service on 0800 023 2057.

All feedback gathered will be treated as confidential, and a final report on the sufficiency of childcare within Bedford Borough will be made available in June 2014.

 

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