Good quality boosts inclusion

At a policy roundtable discussion held by the Daycare Trust
earlier this month on ensuring access to child care services for
black and minority ethnic families, I pointed out that not only
will quality services not tolerate discrimination, but they will
understand that anti-discriminatory practice makes good business

The Trojans Scheme in south London provides out of school
activities for children. Almost four out of every five children who
take part in our projects are from a BME background, compared to a
national average of 17% of BME children attending child care
services. 85% of our staff are of BME background.

The barriers to child care for BME groups are no different than for
other groups. Families will seek child care that is appropriate to
their needs. Location, cost and quality are the main factors across
the board.

Jackie Nunns, executive director, The Trojans

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