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Rt Hon John Glen MP, visited Tops Salisbury


Press launch from: Tops Day Nurseries

John Glen, MP, met with Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries, to debate the problems being confronted within the Early Years sector.

Tops Day Nurseries Salisbury, based mostly onsite on the Salisbury District Hospital, are a part of a nursery chain with over 30 nurseries throughout the South and Southwest. John was given a tour of the nursery and was proven the completely different room set ups and sources since his final go to, John even received to fulfill the nurseries chickens.

Throughout his go to, John was launched to, Sam one of many dad and mom at Tops Salisbury, who additionally works for the NHS, John listened to Sam’s considerations and received to listen to first-hand the kind of challenges the local people must face. He additionally met with Sam’s daughter, Genevieve, who attends Tops Salisbury and was identified with Sort 1 diabetes when she was 3. Genevieve defined to John how her specialised medical tools works and the way the nursery has supported her by way of this journey and have ensured all employees are skilled in realizing what to do.

This go to was additionally an amazing alternative to lift any considerations throughout the Early Years sector, Cheryl and John have been joined by Andrew Dearsley, Monetary Director of Tops Day Nurseries, to debate the problems they’d.

Cheryl and John Glen mentioned:

  • Tops Day Nurseries Queens Award for Enterprise (Sustainable Growth).
  • The underfunding of early years provision and fogeys by the federal government, which was about half what it ought to be (Governments personal figures) and has did not sustain this 12 months 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 shouldn’t be with the ability to pay for and retain the top-quality nursery lecturers that the kids deserve, and which is one of the best funding this nation could make.  There’s now a nationwide scarcity of nursery lecturers which is decreasing availability of nursery locations and damaging the standard of training.
  • The significance of apprenticeships from beginning to diploma degree for early years employees.
  • Immigration and necessities for opening up the workforce for expert migrants which is at present tough due DofE processes for checking overseas {qualifications} and really sluggish processing on the House Workplace.
  • Means testing for funding for early years locations and funding to allow all youngsters 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, faculties have charges refunded.
  • The land and water air pollution being attributable to water firms permitting sewage into the atmosphere, 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 babies.
  • The nursery EV and charging factors.
  • Dairy milk provision for early years youngsters being unsustainable, whereas fruit and greens could be extra universally useful when it comes to the kids’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 affect that Tops Day Nurseries has on youngsters and their households lives in Bournemouth, good and excellent instructing, wholesome secure environments,

Talking after the official opening occasion, Cheryl Hadland stated: Making childcare extra reasonably priced for folks and paying early years employees 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 stress off employers with vacancies. Long run the advantages are huge by way of the kids flourishing with a great begin.

John Glen MP commented: It was good to fulfill the devoted employees and pupils at Tops to debate early years training and care. It’s essential we give each baby the very best begin in life.



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