Parents wanted to explore affordable local childcare opportunities
Hackney Council is seeking six parents to help guide its work on exploring affordable childcare options in the borough.
Parents and carers living in Hackney are invited to express their interest in working as a member for the newly created ‘Hackney Commission into Affordable Childcare’ by filling out a short form by 5pm on 10 February.
The primary focus of the commission will be to explore opportunities and make recommendations for high quality, efficient and affordable childcare from all possible providers (private, public and social enterprises).
The Council is particularly interested in hearing from:
- People from across Hackney’s diverse population;
- Parents and carers using different types of childcare - such as nurseries, out of school provision and childminders;
- Parents accessing services that support vulnerable children, children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and children and families accessing universal children’s centre services.
The Commission will run for approximately 6-9 months, and members will be invited to attend the Commission’s meetings and participate in activities - either in person or virtually.
Your first-hand experience of accessing childcare in the borough and issues surrounding finding affordable childcare will be of great value to the Commission. Help us shape a better future for all children and families in the borough.
We know how important affordable childcare is for our community. We hope that, with your help, the newly created Commission will be able to further support local families in finding sustainable, quality childcare solutions adapted to their needs.
If you would like more information about the Commission or the role, please e-mail Silvi Shrestha, Strategic Delivery Officer.