GL Communities is exploring the possibility of developing a flexible wraparound childcare service.
As part of its work with ‘The Power of Three’ which is a partnership covering Matson, Robinswood and White City, a shortage of childcare services was identified. Particularly services that could provide flexible services for people who do not work 9 to 5 and services that can support children with additional needs. The objectives agreed by the partnership were:
- To create a flexible childcare package in the ward
- To increase the number of child-minders in the ward
So far residents have been coming forward to start the training process and GL Communities is working alongside them supported by Co-operative Futures to see which legal identity they will choose for their new enterprise.
If you are interested in this initiative as a parent, child minder or potential child minder or employer do get in touch.