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Views sought in bid to improve city’s child care
7:58am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
PARENTS across York are being asked what they think about child care in the city this autumn.
City of York Council has launched a citywide consultation to find out whether there is enough high-quality child care in York, whether it’s available at the right time, in the right place and at an affordable price. The results of the survey will be used to help shape future provision.
Coun Janet Looker, the council’s cabinet member for education, joined pupils from St George’s RC School and child-care professionals to launch the survey.
She said: “We know how important access to high-quality, affordable child care is for families. The council has a responsibility to ensure there is sufficient childcare in York and to do that it’s vital we know what people need and want. I’d urge parents and carers to take a few minutes to complete the survey – whether they use child care or not – so we can work to improve York’s child care in the future.”
Carers, parents and parents-to-be can take part in the consultation in a number of ways:
• Online at yor-ok.org.uk/childcare
• By phoning the council’s Family Information Service on 01904 554444
• By collecting a copy of the questionnaire from the reception at West Offices
• By taking part in focus groups run at different locations around York.
The consultation runs until the end of December.
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