I have heard from several wraparound childcare providers, and parents as service users, about their concerns for the future of this sector.
Wraparound childcare plays an essential role in caring for children outside of school hours, however it has received no direct financial support during the ongoing pandemic.
With an increasing number of services shutting each day and closing for good, the sector requires emergency funding to retain its staff and keep services open while they have reduced demand. This will allow services to remain open and ensure continuity of employment, so that when we get to the other side of this crisis, services are ready to immediately ramp up and we can play a part in helping to put the UK economy back on track.
Wraparound care is a vital pillar of support for working families and we must ensure its survival.
I have therefore written to the Chancellor to request that he consider financial support for the sector; you can read a copy of this letter below.