Glasgow City Council is facilitating a new inclusive approach to childcare in the city in which locally based providers collaborate to provide more parental choice for flexible, affordable childcare to meet the needs of Glasgow's families.
In 2014, Citizens Advice reported that childcare is a 'route to in-work poverty' for many families, with parents in Scotland paying, on average 27% of their income on childcare provision. This means that many families struggle to manage their finances or sustain employment.
In addition, the Scottish government is committed to expanding Early Learning and Childcare funded provision from 600 hours to 1140 hours per year for eligible 3-5 year olds and vulnerable 2's by 2020.
To facilitate the need for expansion and to provide more flexible childcare for 0-16 year olds, Glasgow is launching three pilots, Garrowhill, Jordanhill and Pollok, which will develop and test a new ways to create affordable, flexible and local childcare for working families.
To do this, we need the support and input of parents. As those using childcare in the city your voice is an essential aspect of how we shape services.
As a result we need your help. If you live in one of the three pilot areas and would like to take part in a short interview process to feedback on your experiences, please contact us on the following:
Garrowhill and Jordanhill
Tel: 0141 287 0086
Pollok (G53 Postcode Only)
Tel: 0141 287 6182