Childcare Network

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.