The Education Committee is conducting an
inquiry into Sure Start Children's Centres examining the Core
Purpose of Sure Start children's centres, their effectiveness and
the range of services and activities provided.
On Wednesday 26 June, PACEY's Joint Chief
Executive Liz Bayram will be giving evidence alongside
representatives from Netmums, the Fatherhood Institute and the
Family and Childcare Trust. The session will focus on the
perspective of parents and users of children's centres and Liz will
be able to offer information about the different ways in which
childminders work with children's centres; how well/not this works
across different areas and different types of children's centres;
what impact the increasing focus of children's centres on working
with vulnerable families is having upon the relationship between
children's centres and childminders.
The Committee is also keen to understand
PACEY’s views on proposals for childminder agencies being led by
children’s centres. PACEY will therefore use this opportunity to
once again, express chilminders' concerns around why the
agency model will not work in terms of quality of childcare,
affordability for parents and childminders' future
Share your experiences of working with children’s centres as a
PACEY Local, whether good or bad.