Low income families in Islington borough to receive childcare support
PUBLISHED: 19:59 16 March 2012
Almost half a million pounds has been pledged to help poorer families look after their children.
Over the next three years, Islington Council will provide £450,000 to help single parents and families on low incomes with childcare during after- school hours and in the holidays.
It is also hoped that the cash will help working parents, or parents who want to get back into work.
Chloe Oyston’s four-year-old daughter, Seryah, attends Pooles Park and Montem after-school clubs.
She said: “I am very pleased to hear the council is putting in £450,000 for after-school child care.
“I wouldn’t have been able to get the good job I have today without the extra childcare I had during my studying and job search.
“Other mums I know would benefit too but I know not everyone is aware of the help out there so more publicity like this is a good thing.”
Cllr Richard Watts, executive member for children and families, said: “Tackling child poverty is central to our work – it’s the reason we get out of bed each day.”
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