Yesterday (1 July) the Welsh Government announced that the Strategic Priority Childcare Grant under the new Children and Families Delivery Grant scheme has been awarded to a new childcare partnership called CWLWM.
The partnership members are Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, Mudiad Meithrin, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA Cymru), PACEY Cymru and Wales Pre-School Providers Association (Wales PPA). The partnership is led by Mudiad Meithrin.
Hywel Jones, Mudiad Meithrin’s Chief Executive said:
“On behalf of CWLWM I can say that we are extremely pleased to have been awarded this grant. The establishment of this partnership is a giant leap forward for childcare services in Wales and Mudiad Meithrin considers it an honour to have been chosen to lead the partnership. This new partnership will allow us to continue to offer important services to support childcare providers in Wales.”
The main focus of the Children and Families Delivery Grant scheme is to support the tackling poverty agenda in Wales, by reinforcing the work of key programmes already being undertaken by the Welsh Government together with that of the supporting childcare, children’s rights, play and participation programmes. The grant will support families in practical and measurable ways, with particular emphasis on building family resilience and capacity to become less reliant on persistent interventions.