Posted: Sat 8th Oct 2016

Have Your Say On Childcare In Carmarthenshire

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Oct 8th, 2016

Parents are being urged to have their say on childcare in Carmarthenshire. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An online survey is underway on Carmarthenshire County Council’s website, which asks everyone to give their opinions on their current childcare arrangements. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council is looking to improve the availability of childcare in the county as well as developing services which meet the needs of parents/carers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Completed surveys will have the option to be entered into a free prize draw with a chance to win a £350 Argos voucher, Skiing lesson at Pembrey Country Park and a signed rugby ball/shirt. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Findings of the survey will help identify childcare gaps and work towards developing further childcare facilities in these areas. The results will also be used by Carmarthenshire Family Information, Childcare & Play team to inform our fourth Childcare Sufficiency Assessment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive board member for children’s services, Gareth Jones said: “We are keen to know what parents and carers think about current childcare services in Carmarthenshire. The survey will help us get a clearer picture of the childcare market in the county and enable us to look at how we can improve the availability.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are struggling to juggle your work and childcare commitments then complete our online survey. One form per family and the closing date is December 16. All answers will be treated in confidence. If you have any questions, or need help in completing the questionnaire please contact the Family Information, Childcare & Play Office on 01267 246555. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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