North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed Claire Coutinho MP - Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing - to visit Imagination Childcare Nursery in Moredon, to see the fantastic work it does and discuss a number of key issues affecting early-years childcare.
The first part of the visit was an opportunity for the fantastic owner Becky Cruise to show the Minister her nursery and to meet her wonderful team.
The second part of the visit was then a roundtable with the Minister, Becky and Cllr Jo Morris (who also owns her own nursery) to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the sector. We had a very detailed discussion covering: Early-years funding, staffing ratios, business Rates, SEN provision, and capacity.
Justin Tomlinson said: "Becky’s passion and pride was clear having seen her nursery grow from when she first opened the doors in 2015. I am very grateful to Beck and Jo for taking the time to share their knowledge and experience with the Minister"