DYFODOL INSISTS THAT CHILCARE SCHEME SUPPORTS THE WELSH LANGUAGE

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.”

 

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