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Nurseries: Kettering

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if the Minister responsible for the 2006 code of conduct for nurseries will visit Kettering constituency to discuss its impact on local nursery provision. (139092)

My colleagues and I regularly meet representatives of a range of national and local stakeholders with an interest in the free early education entitlement and other childcare issues.

The current code of practice was introduced in April 2006, following a full consultation with interested parties and sets out key principles by which local authorities plan the delivery of the free entitlement in their area in accordance with local circumstances and market dynamics.