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Brailes & Winderton Parish Council Childcare Needs Survey October 2014 Ascot, Whichford, Cherington, Stourton, Brailes, Sutton under Brailes & Winderton.

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1 Brailes & Winderton Parish Council Childcare Needs Survey October 2014 Ascot, Whichford, Cherington, Stourton, Brailes, Sutton under Brailes & Winderton

2 Brailes & Winderton Parish Council 85% support extended childcare facilities 24% said young parents should have whatever they needed 15% felt mothers should stay at home & take care of the children

3 The Alternative Types of Childcare Proposed Nursery school was the number 1 priority closely followed by wrap around care for children under the age of 11

4 Potential Trustees, Childcare Specialists & Volunteers 10 potential trustees were identified 13 childcare professional expressed an interest in the posts if the nursery were to open Volunteers were few and far between – the elderly did not want the responsibility; young people needed paid employment

5 Trends in Time Spent on Maternity Leave (months by age of child)

6 The Demand for Childcare Services ServiceChildminderNurseryWrap AroundHoliday Club Number Pred. age (m) plus Immediately79124 Eventually needed a childminder now; a further 6 within 1 year 16 are looking for a nursery place;9 immediate & 7 in 12 A holiday Club was deemed desirable but not an essential. This facility would have to be affordable

7 Working Practices of Young Parents Type of WorkFull TimePart TimesShift Work Number782 Working hours8.30 – – 17.15Variable Days of the WeekMon - FridayTues - Thursday7 days per week Full time & part time worked 50 weeks of the year and not just during term time Part time was 8am to 17.15, 3 days per week, 50 weeks per year and not just 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, term time only Shift work made childcare even more difficult

8 Conclusions & Recommendations (1) Overwhelming support for nursery & wrap around care Nursery is the highest priority with wrap around care a close second Holiday Clubs were deemed desirable rather than essential although grandparents thought otherwise!

9 Conclusions & Recommendations (2) There is no shortage of potential trustees or qualified personnel but volunteers are few & far between Wrap around care recommended to the Primary School along with a positive PR campaign in support thereof The downward trend in parental leave is driven by the lack of affordable homes, the cost of living and no such rise in incomes

10 Conclusions & Recommendations (3) The number of infants and children needing childminders, nursery and wrap around care is increasing rapidly fuelled by working patterns and a baby boom The development of a Nursery & Extended Childcare facility is recommended to the Parish Council to ensure care in the community for young families

11 Other Issues to be addressed Primary School Affordable homes Cost of living Care for the elderly Policing & security Youth Club (14-17 yr olds) Flooding Bus shelters Quality of new build Social integration Sustainability of retail & services


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