Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Thumbs up for Hertfordshire’s children’s centres
A recent survey has shown that 98 per cent of parents who have attended their local centre in Hertfordshire in the last 12 months were satisfied with the service provided.
The survey, carried out by Hertfordshire County Council’s Family Services Commissioning (FCS), also revealed that parents were impressed with the dedicated work of the centres, which had improved their confidence as a parent and helped their family lead a healthier lifestyle.
Teresa Heritage, cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: "These results show that children’s centres in Hertfordshire are greatly appreciated and respected by families throughout the county. They provide valued services, reflected in the vast range of positive comments and feedback received. We have taken these comments on board as we develop the specification for the new contracts which will run from 2018 – 2024."
Hertfordshire County Council finished third in our GB Top 10 list for children’s services last year, recognised for its positive Ofsted report, the council’s Hertfordshire family safeguarding model and 30 hour childcare trial.