DUP seeks feedback on childcare support and provision

05 August 2019

DUP Education Spokesman, Peter Weir MLA has today called for interested groups to engage with the DUP as it works to develop new policy on the childcare support and provision in Northern Ireland.

DUP seeks feedback on childcare support and provision

Peter Weir MLA

Minister of Education

Peter Weir

He said:


“The DUP wishes to see a long-term approach to childcare that can deliver:

·      That all parents have access to good quality and affordable childcare for their children.

·      We ensure parents can access, stay and progress in paid work and in turn contribute to our economy in Northern Ireland.

·      That all types of childcare providers are enabled to provide high quality and accessible childcare, and the childcare workforce is valued.


To this end we are beginning a substantial consultation on the approaches the DUP should support and implement at all levels of government – Westminster, Assembly and Councils. I encourage those organisations and communities interested in this topic to engage with our Policy Unit in the coming weeks and months and ensure their views are heard.”


A copy of the pre-consultation document can be downloaded here:


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