CONSERVATIVE Party chairman Caroline Spelman has visited the Blacon Children’s Centre.
“The visit was very successful,” said the city’s prospective Tory parliamentary candidate, Cllr Stephen Mosley.
“The children’s centre is a county council facility that allows a whole range of collaborative services to be run from the site. We had heard very good reports of the centre and wanted to see some examples of good work that the county council is doing across the city.”
Mrs Spelman was given a tour of the centre by members of staff, including chairman David Williams, head of Dee Point Primary, manager Helen Brackenbury and early years adviser Elanor Roberts and from the TocH Brighter Beginnings nursery.
“Mrs Spelman was particularly impressed by the TocH nursery, which is a charitable organisation which provides the nursery from 8am to 6pm each week day,” said Cllr Mosley.
Officially opened 12 months ago, the centre provides a base for a range of services covering health issues for children and families, support for child care providers of all ages, links with Jobcentre Plus and training and education providers and also a meeting place for parents.
It also offers services for families and children such as speech and language therapy, family support and midwifery.
The nursery provides affordable child care for babies and pre-school children with state-of- the-art facilities and modern open-plan rooms.