Dyfodol i’r Iaith has written to the Education Minister Kirsty Williams to insist that the new scheme to provide 30 hours of childcare supports the Government’s own aim of creating a million Welsh speakers by 2050.
Heini Gruffudd, Dyfodol’s Chair said:
“Although this is a positive move in theory, the scheme must place sufficient emphasis on Welsh-language provision, particularly in the context of the Government’s own target to increase the number of Welsh speakers.
Offering English medium care to most pre-school children will undermine Welsh education and runs contrary to the aim of creating a million Welsh-speakers. We insist on certainty from the Minister that this does not become yet another example of one Government department overlooking the aims of other departments.”