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Re-letting Mobile Creche Framework Contract

The Adult and Community Learning (ACL) team work closely with residents and local organisations to develop courses for adults with no or low qualifications in areas of high deprivation to help them re-engage with learning. The courses are aimed at developing knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes for independent living, improved community cohesion and progression to further learning and employment. Many ACL learners also have childcare responsibilities which are a barrier to attending courses. The provision of free mobile creche services that take place in the same venue as the course removes the barrier and increases accessibility to courses.
The cost of mobile creche services is fully covered through the Adult Education Budget granted to ACL externally from the West of England Combined Authority. In 2022/23 academic year 31% (60) of all ACL courses offered a creche supporting 679 learners to attend courses. Within this almost half of all learners on accredited courses such as functional skills English and maths, ESOL and employability awards were supported to learn through the provision of a free, onsite, creche.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/03/2024

Decision due: 18 Mar 2024 by Director: Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Children's Services, Education and Equalities

Contact: Hannah Woodhouse Email: Email: