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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington


Brake Gets a Taste of Childminding During Childminding Week

June 22, 2008 11:42 PM

Tom Brake commemorated National Childminding Week last week by meeting registered childminder Sarah Butler, and two of the children she looks after; Ryan and Josh in Carshalton.

The aim of Childminding Week is to raise awareness of the valuable work childminders and nannies do, as well as celebrating the contribution they make to family lives.

Tom said, "As a father of two children, I know how essential a friendly and qualified childminder is. They play a key role in the development of children, as well as helping families, where both parents work, retain their jobs."

Tom thanked Sarah saying, "It was obvious that Sarah was both friendly and highly qualified and Ryan and Josh were very relaxed with her, enjoying the run of the house and garden with its thriving vegetable garden and play area!"

Ryan, Sarah, Josh and Tom gets their hands dirty to make bookmarks

Childminding Week Highlights Importance of Childminders

Tom joined Sarah, Ryan and Josh in making bookmarks for National Year of Reading.