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.
Strand Palace Hotel
Welcoming guests since 1909, the Strand Palace Hotel is surrounded by the best London has to offer. Set on the Strand in the heart of the capital's West End, a stone’s throw from Westminster, the hotel is mere moments from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the Thames.
From the hotel’s main entrance, an art deco staircase leads to a dedicated 680sqm events floor, home to nine contemporary rooms. All varying in size and fitted with built-in AV equipment and video conferencing facilities, providing the flexibility to host any type of event.
The largest space is the bright Exeter Suite, which accommodates up to 250 delegates. This can be split into two soundproofed rooms for smaller meetings, or kept as one for banquets and awards ceremonies. A separate large reception area provides a fantastic breakout space and networking space for delegates.
The hotel’s contemporary guestrooms, all with modern en suite facilities, provide the perfect comfort after a big day of meetings. A range of room sizes are on offer, from cosy singles to executive kings – perfect for a single night’s stopover on a budget or a longer stay.
Strand Palace Hotel is the preferred accommodation for government departments and has government rates available.