Senedd Cymru
 Bae Caerdydd, Caerdydd, CF99 1SN 
 0300 200 6565
 Welsh Parliament
 Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1SN 
 0300 200 6565
 Y Pwyllgor Cydraddoldeb 
 a Chyfiawnder Cymdeithasol
 Equality and Social Justice 





6 October 2021


Dear Colleague,

Consultation - Childcare and parental employment: the pandemic and beyond

The Senedd’s Equality and Social Justice Committee will shortly undertake an inquiry into how the pandemic has impacted childcare and parental employment, focussing on the barriers that childcare provision can present for parents, particularly women, entering and progressing in the labour market.

Invitation to contribute to the inquiry

The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist in its consideration of the inquiry. In responding to the consultation, it would be helpful to have your comments in response to the terms of reference below:

Submissions should arrive bySunday 14 November 2021.

If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to: SeneddEquality@Senedd.Wales


Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on the terms of reference.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.

Please see the guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Bilingual Policy

The Committee welcomes contributions in both or either of our official languages, English and Welsh. Information not submitted bilingually will not be translated and will be published in the language of submission only. We expect organisations to implement their own standards and schemes and to comply with their statutory obligations.

How we use your information

We will usually publish correspondence or written evidence on our website. If you have responded in a personal capacity, your name will be published along with your contribution, unless you have asked for your contribution to be anonymised. If you have responded in a professional capacity, the published version of your response will include your name, your job title/role, if relevant, and the name of your organisation.

Contact details

If you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the following contact details:

Committee Clerk

Equality and Social Justice Committee

Welsh Parliament

Cardiff Bay, CF99 1SN

Email: SeneddEquality@Senedd.Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565

Yours sincerely,

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Jenny Rathbone MS

Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee


Croesewir gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu Saesneg.

We welcome correspondence in Welsh or English.