Tracy Brabin, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Early Years visits Milton Keynes
Tracy Brabin, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Early Years visited Milton Keynes. She took the opportunity to meet with activists and our wo newly selected Parliamentary candidates in Milton Keynes North, Charlynne Pullen.
The focus of her visit was the Rowans Family Centre in Milton Keynes. Under Labour’s leadership and direction, Milton Keynes council had ensured that family centres were protected. The centre opened in 2007 and was developed from the existing community centre on the same estate. It was originally run by Action for Children and came under MKC in 2015.
Labour has pledged to prioritise early years intervention to give children and parents the best start in family life, and restore the role of Sure Start centres as family hubs. Sure Start will have an obligation to provide families with access to childcare, opening their facilities to charities and local childcare providers. Labour also promises to help families by expanding free childcare from 15 to 25 hours per week for working parents of three and four-year-olds, paid for with an increase in the bank levy.