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PACEY Cymru and Welsh Government

PACEY Cymru and the other ‘Cwlwm’ organisations met with Welsh Assembly Ministers this week following a request to discuss how Government can continue to prioritise childcare against the challenging backdrop faced by Welsh Government and the wider public sector in Wales. They stated that access to affordable, and high quality childcare for our most disadvantaged children and families in Wales remains a top priority for the Government.

This was a very positive meeting. Jane Hutt referred to the work of the childcare organisations collaborating together as ‘Cwlwm’ as ‘pioneering work for Wales’. Welsh Government are particularly interested in identifying models that provide innovative and practical solutions to issues faced in Wales in relation to childcare- this will continue to be the focus of much of the work of Cwlwm going forward.

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Cabinet changes

Welsh Assembly Cabinet changes were also announced last night. The most significant change for the childcare and early years sector is that Lesley Griffiths has moved to become the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty which includes Ministerial responsibility for childcare. Vaughan Gething is to become the Deputy Minister for Health.

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