Home Child Care Penny Mordaunt, MP, visited Tops Lakeside in Portsmouth to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week on Friday third February 2023

Penny Mordaunt, MP, visited Tops Lakeside in Portsmouth to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week on Friday third February 2023

Penny Mordaunt, MP, visited Tops Lakeside in Portsmouth to take part in Nationwide Storytelling Week on Friday third February 2023


Press launch from: Tops Day Nurseries

Penny Mordaunt 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 Lakeside, situated on website the Lakeside 1000 Enterprise Park, have spent the final week selling the significance of studying within the Early Years by inviting native MP Penny Mordaunt to learn a narrative to the youngsters at Tops Lakeside.

Tops Day Nurseries, a nursery chain with over 30 nurseries throughout the South West, actively encourage studying within the Early Years and perceive the worth of studying at a younger age. To unfold this message additional they invited Penny Mordaunt MP, MP for Portsmouth North, to go to the nursery. Throughout her go to Penny learn ‘The Pout Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean’. The kids completely loved it and beloved explaining to Penny why it is very important clear up our garbage.

Nationwide Storytelling Week takes place yearly and is a celebration of the facility of sharing tales. Tales educate us in regards to the world, they permit us to step into another person’s footwear and really feel empathy, they assist us to chill out and will help develop important literacy abilities.

Throughout Penny’s go to, refreshments, ready by the Tops Catering crew, had been supplied. All components had been recent from an area farm in Bournemouth, Harvest farm, and had been taken from the no-added sugar menus supplied to the youngsters throughout Tops Day Nurseries.

Harriet and Penny Mordaunt mentioned:

  • Tops Day Nurseries Queens Award for Enterprise (Sustainable Improvement).
  • The underfunding of early years provision and fogeys by the federal government, which was about half what it must be (Governments personal figures) and has didn’t sustain this yr once more regardless of residing wage, nationwide insurance coverage, medical insurance, inflation and utilities all rising once more this April.
  • One of many outcomes of the underfunding just isn’t with the ability to pay for and retain the top-quality nursery academics that the youngsters deserve, and which is the perfect 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 degree 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 gradual 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 Training 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 surroundings, 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 can be extra universally helpful when it comes to the youngsters’s well being, would cut back weight problems and discrimination towards 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 optimistic affect that Tops Day Nurseries has on kids and their households lives in Bournemouth, good and excellent educating, wholesome protected environments,

Harriet Pacey mentioned: “Kids would not have a vote and want us all to characterize them and their wants for the long run, so it was nice to have the ability to share our considerations for them with Penny. Studying to and with kids is so necessary to their growth and having Penny right here to help this and be capable to share to phrase and encourage it would hopefully have a optimistic affect for kids”.

Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries, commented: “Making childcare extra reasonably priced for folks and paying early years workers extra can solely be good for everybody, even quick time period extra dad and mom and grandparents may return to work thus paying extra tax/receiving fewer advantages and taking strain off employers with vacancies. Long run the advantages are huge by way of the youngsters flourishing with a great begin.”

Penny Mordaunt, MP, commented: “I’m very grateful to Tops, who’ve all the time given invaluable recommendation on what kids, dad and mom and the sector wants. It’s been nice to see the Lakeside nursery develop through the years. Each go to is all the time a delight however with the ability to learn a ebook with the youngsters in Storytelling week was great.”

Tops Day Nurseries affords care and training for kids from 3 months – faculty age, all yr round for prolonged opening hours, in addition to having an afterschool and vacation membership for college age kids.



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