'Joined up' approach needed on nursery place provision

Civil servants give views during committee

An scrutiny body has heard there needs to be a more 'joined-up approach' in government if the Island is to provide better nursery provision.

Tynwald's Social Affairs Policy Review Committee was taking evidence from various high-level civil servants at the Legislative Council Chamber this afternoon (2 Feb).

It comes as many families raised concerns with their politicians about the struggles of finding pre-school places for their children

Education Minister Graham Cregeen; education early years advisor Chrissy Callaghan; treasury chief executive Sheila Lowe; health chief executive Malcolm Couch and government employment and skills group manager Andy Stewart all gave their views on issue.

Mr Couch explained all departments needed the full facts before changes could be made:

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