Single parents will receive help to access affordable childcare thanks to a grant of £49,196 awarded to the charity One Parent Family Service Dundee by the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
Part of One Parent Family Scotland (OPFS) the charity works with, and on behalf of, families throughout the country and is the only national organisation whose overall aim is to improve the lives of single parents and their families.
The grant will support the flexible childcare service in Dundee, which offers affordable and innovative bespoke packages for children up to the age of 16.
By combining day care and home-based childcare, the service provides the hours needed for parents to access or sustain employment, education, training or personal development opportunities. Parents only pay for the hours they need.
Ann McKenzie, OPFS deputy director, said: “This will support the staff team to build on the quality aspects of the service, while maintaining the flexibility needed by families working fluctuating hours and shift patterns, or studying.”
n Picture shows (from left) OPFS Dundee’s Nina Hepburn and Melanie Duthie (early years practitioners), Lesley Tait (flexible childcare services manager) and Lynda Young (lead practitioner).