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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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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