Shadow Families minister visits Peques nursery

Peques is the only Anglo-Spanish nursery in London.


Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Cllr Greg Hands at the Peque nursery
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Shadow Secretary of State for the Family, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP joined local Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman, Cllr Greg Hands, at the Peques nursery, at St John´s Church, Walham Green on Friday 19, to discuss childcare policy.

Mrs May and Cllr Hands met with staff and children who attend Peques, which is London´s only bilingual Anglo-Spanish nursery.

During the visit, Theresa May MP spoke about newly announced Conservative policies on childcare. Under proposals now being examined by the Shadow Cabinet, all parents could be able to offset the costs of childcare against tax, while existing rules could be changed to make it easier for grandparents to qualify as childminders. In addition, the childcare element of the working tax credit could be paid in cash to qualifying parents, to be spent as they choose - perhaps on a nanny, au pair, or family and friends who help look after their children.

Commenting, Cllr Hands said: “I was delighted that Theresa May chose to visit Fulham to promote the new Conservative child-care polices and it was a great pleasure to have been able to take her to Peques nursery.

“The nursery is a fantastic institution and I am very much support all of their efforts in teaching young children both English and Spanish from a young age.

“The new Conservative childcare polices will be of great benefit to many young families in Hammersmith & Fulham, alleviating some of the financial difficulties of parenthood.”

November 21, 2004