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MHK's concerns over lack of nursery places

Request for committee to investigate issue

The lack of nursery places on the Island is a barrier to parents looking to re-enter work - that's according to North Douglas MHK David Ashford.

He says he's been contacted by both parents and providers who are concerned by the shortage of spaces for children at nurseries, particularly for those under two years old.  

Mr Ashford is asking Tynwald this January to approve his proposal for a committee to be set up, investigating the adequacy of local nursery provision

He says many who'd like to get a job are held back by the current situation:

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