HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1365-6W
John Mann

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to extend Sure Start's Business Success for Childcare programme to more areas of England in 2004–05, with particular reference to Bassetlaw. [158591]

Margaret Hodge

The Business Success for Childcare Programme currently delivers free business support training to childcare providers through a series of workshops supported by workbooks. The programme covers all areas of England.

To date 11,481 providers have been trained. On evaluation feedback received so far, over 90 per cent. of childminders and group providers have said that they feel able to improve their business as a result of the training they have received.

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