AQW 29794/17-22 – Standardising pre-school education session length

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 28471/17-22, AQW 28472/17-22, AQW 28473/17-22, AQW 28474/17-22 and AQW 28566/17-22, (i) when her Department will undertake a detailed scoping study to accurately assess standardising pre-school education session length; and (ii) for an implementation timeline. Minister of Education: The timing and parameters … Continue reading AQW 29794/17-22 – Standardising pre-school education session length

AQWs on Childcare Provision

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): (AQW 28471 17-22) To ask the Minister of Education what plans does she have to match the number of hours of free childcare or pre-school education provided in England, Scotland, and Wales; (AQW 28472 17-22) To ask the Minister of Education when was the last independent review of the provision … Continue reading AQWs on Childcare Provision

AQO 2863/17-22 – Additional COVID-19 funding for childcare sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education to outline the additional funding that will be provided to the childcare sector due to COVID-19 pressures. Minister of Education: From 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2021, my Department paid approximately £37m Covid-19 funding to the childcare sector via two separate funding schemes … Continue reading AQO 2863/17-22 – Additional COVID-19 funding for childcare sector

AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education (i) what financial support scheme will be made available for the recovery of the childcare sector; and (ii) when the scheme will open. Minister of Education: I announced the £10.5 million Childcare Recovery Support fund for the childcare sector on 22 July. As part … Continue reading AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector