P-05-1108 Issue guidance and voucher scheme to save baby & toddler activity sector in Wales



P-05-1108 Issue guidance and voucher scheme to save baby & toddler activity sector in Wales


This petition was submitted by Rebecca Edmonds having collected a total of 91 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

Following the petition for this sector in England, we in Wales would like the same clarity and guidelines for us!


Baby and toddler groups are crucial for the wellbeing of new parents who are desperate for them to return after lockdown. Providers are struggling to reopen due to conflicting guidance. We call on government to issue targeted guidance and a voucher scheme for this overlooked sector.


Bespoke guidance will enable businesses to return and save new parents from extended isolation.


Additional Information:

Smaller covid safe classes will be unaffordable for many parents, while Children's Centres remain closed. A voucher scheme would aid this sector's recovery and support postnatal mental health.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/02/2021.


The Committee considered the petition for the first time and in light of the response received from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, that organised activities for children are able to take place except when at alert level four and that relevant guidance has been issued, it agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/02/2021.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Pontypridd
  • South Wales Central


Further information





Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 21/01/2021