Meetings

Childcare and parental employment: the pandemic and beyond

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 30/03/2022 - Plenary (Item 5)

Debate on the Equality and Social Justice Committee report: Minding the future: The childcare barrier facing working parents

NDM7970 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the Equality and Social Justice Committee report ‘Minding the future: the childcare barrier facing working parents’, laid on 28 January 2022.

Note: The response from the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 23 March 2022.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.37

NDM7970 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the Equality and Social Justice Committee report ‘Minding the future: the childcare barrier facing working parents’, laid on 28 January 2022.

Note: The response from the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 23 March 2022.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 21/03/2022 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 3)

3 Welsh Government response to Committee report: Minding the Future - The Childcare Barrier Facing Working Parents

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Meeting: 07/03/2022 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from Sparkle: Response to Committee report on childcare and parental employment

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Meeting: 03/02/2022 - Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee

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Meeting: 10/01/2022 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 7)

Childcare and parental employment: consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

7.1 Members considered and agreed the draft report, subject to minor changes.


Meeting: 10/01/2022 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 2)

2 Correspondence regarding childcare and parental employment - the Co-operation Agreement and draft budget 2022-23

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Minutes:

2.8a Members noted the correspondence.

 


Meeting: 29/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 7)

Childcare and parental employment - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 Members considered the evidence received under item 5.


Meeting: 29/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 6)

6 Additional information from the Covid and Childcare study - 12 November 2021

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Minutes:

6.2a Members noted the additional information.


Meeting: 29/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 4)

Childcare and parental employment - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the evidence received under item 2.


Meeting: 29/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 2)

2 Childcare and parental employment - evidence session

Rachel Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Ruth Coombs, Head of Wales Equality and Human Rights Commission

Martyn Jones, Interim Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee

 

Individual consultation responses can be viewed on the Committee's website (public / restricted).

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Minutes:

2.1 Members received evidence relating to childcare and parental employment.


Meeting: 29/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 6)

6 Correspondence from the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee regarding the childcare and parental employment inquiry - 22 November 2021

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Minutes:

6.3a Members noted the correspondence.

 


Meeting: 29/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 5)

5 Childcare and parental employment - scrutiny session

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services

Nicola Edwards, Deputy Director, Childcare, Play and Early Years Division

Claire Bennett, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty

 

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Minutes:

5.1 Members received evidence relating to childcare and parental employment.


Meeting: 22/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 3)

Group discussions

Minutes:

3.1 Participants joined the following groups and discussed childcare and parental employment during the pandemic.

 

Group 1

Ceri Edwards, Mudiad Meithrin

Nia Parker, Mudiad Meithrin

Eirwen Hughes, Mudiad Meithrin

Beth Watkins, Monmouthshire County Council

Rachel Jones, Gwynedd Council

Sarah Mutch, Caerphilly County Borough Council

 

Group 2

Naomi Evans, Clybiau Plant Cymru / CWLWM

Amy Baugh, Clybiau Plant Cymru

 

Group 3

Delyth Evans, Mudiad Meithrin

Rhian Beynon, Gingerbread

Catherine Davies, Welsh Local Government Association

Sarah Rees, Oxfam Cymru

 


Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

8 Childcare and parental employment: the pandemic and beyond

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Meeting: 15/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 8)

Childcare and parental employment - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the evidence received under items 4,5 and 6.


Meeting: 15/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 5)

5 Childcare and parental employment - evidence session 2

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive, Mudiad Meithrin, CWLWM

Jane O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, CWLWM

Sharon Davies, Head of Education, Welsh Local Government Association

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Members received evidence related to childcare and parental employment.


Meeting: 15/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 6)

6 Childcare and parental employment - evidence session 3

Johan Kaluza, Senior Advisor of the Department of Policy Analysis, Swedish Gender Equality Agency

Alison Cumming, Director, Early Learning and Childcare, Scottish Government

 

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Minutes:

6.1 Members received evidence related to childcare and parental employment.


Meeting: 15/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 4)

4 Childcare and parental employment - evidence session 1

Catherine Fookes, Director WEN Wales

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary of the Wales TUC

Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

 

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Minutes:

4.1 Members received evidence related to childcare and parental employment.


Meeting: 11/11/2021 - Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee

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Minutes:

2.6.1 The letter was noted by the Committee


Meeting: 20/09/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 8)

8 Consideration of childcare and parental employment scoping paper

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Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the scoping paper on childcare and parental employment and subject to minor changes, will agree the paper electronically.