Home Child Care Michael Tomlinson, MP, visited Tops Day Nurseries in Wareham nursery to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week on Friday tenth February 2023

Michael Tomlinson, MP, visited Tops Day Nurseries in Wareham nursery to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week on Friday tenth February 2023

Michael Tomlinson, MP, visited Tops Day Nurseries in Wareham nursery to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week on Friday tenth February 2023


Press launch from: Tops Day Nurseries

Michael Tomlinson MP joined Harriet Pacey, a Director of Tops Day Nurseries, to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week and spend time studying and interacting with the youngsters as nicely having dialogue on the significance of the Early Years sector and the problems it faces.

Tops Day Nurseries Wareham, on Carey Street, have spent the final week selling the significance of studying within the Early Years and invited native MP Michael to learn a narrative to the youngsters as a part of this.

Tops Day Nurseries, a nursery chain with over 30 nurseries throughout the Southwest, actively encourage studying within the Early Years and perceive the worth of studying at a younger age. To unfold this message additional they invited Michael Tomlinson, MP for Mid Dorset & North Poole, to go to the nursery. Throughout his go to Michael learn ‘Monkey Puzzle’. The youngsters completely loved it and beloved serving to Michael discover the right animals on the picket spoons.

Nationwide Storytelling Week takes place yearly and is a celebration of the facility of sharing tales. Tales train us in regards to the world, they permit us to step into another person’s sneakers and really feel empathy, they assist us to calm down and may help develop important literacy expertise.

Harriet and Michael mentioned:

  • Tops Day Nurseries Queens Award for Enterprise (Sustainable Improvement).
  • The underfunding of early years provision and oldsters by the federal government, which was about half what it ought to be (Governments personal figures) and has didn’t sustain this yr once more regardless of dwelling wage, nationwide insurance coverage, medical insurance, inflation and utilities all growing once more this April.
  • One of many outcomes of the underfunding will not be having the ability to pay for and retain the top-quality nursery academics that the youngsters deserve, and which is one of the best funding this nation could make.  There’s now a nationwide scarcity of nursery academics which is lowering availability of nursery locations, and damaging the standard of training.
  • The significance of apprenticeships from beginning to diploma stage for early years workers.
  • Immigration and necessities for opening up the workforce for expert migrants which is presently tough due DofE processes for checking overseas {qualifications} and really sluggish processing on the Residence Workplace.
  • Means testing for funding for early years locations and funding to allow all kids to attend for 30 hours.
  • The native authorities not making use of for reduction on enterprise charges for day nurseries regardless of discover to do that from the Division for Schooling and different native authorities now doing this.  Wales and Scotland already refunding enterprise charges, colleges have charges refunded.
  • The land and water air pollution being attributable to water firms permitting sewage into the setting, and the one-use plastic and micro plastics now in our meals chain inflicting infertility and illness in people and injuring and killing birds, whales, turtles, dolphins.
  • The nurseries utilizing bamboo toothbrushes and washable nappies.
  • Air air pollution, which is inflicting bronchial asthma and lung illness in young children.
  • The nursery EV and charging factors.
  • Dairy milk provision for early years kids being unsustainable, whereas fruit and greens could be extra universally useful by way of the youngsters’s well being, would cut back weight problems and discrimination in opposition to these within the inhabitants who’re milk illiberal
  • Waste prices of disposable nappies being 4% of the home charges invoice for everybody plus £1000 per nursery p.a.
  • The constructive impression that Tops Day Nurseries has on kids and their households lives in Dorset, good and excellent educating, wholesome protected environments.

Talking after the official opening occasion, Harriet Pacey mentioned: Kids shouldn’t have a vote, and want us all to symbolize them and their wants for the longer term, so it was nice to have the ability to share our considerations for them with Michael. Studying to and with kids is so vital to their improvement and having Michael right here to assist this and have the ability to share to phrase and encourage it’ll hopefully have a constructive affect for youngsters.

Michael Tomlinson commented: I used to be delighted to go to Tops Day Nursery in Wareham to learn a narrative for Nationwide Storytelling Week. The early years sector is significant for households, particularly these in work and it was good to listen to in regards to the sector domestically and nationally and the way it’s working right here in Dorset.

Tops Day Nurseries affords care and training for youngsters from 3 months – college age, all yr round for prolonged opening hours, in addition to having an afterschool and vacation membership for varsity age kids.  For extra info, please name 0801 699650 or e mail: enquiries@topsdaynurseries.co.uk



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