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Sure Start

February 26, 2002

Question written on 26/02/2002

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many full-time day-care places are available through the Sure Start initiative; and how many children are within reach of the programme.

Answered by Yvette Cooper

The first 260 Sure Start programmes will have created 10,000 new full-time child care places by 20032004, including full-time daycare, full-time child minder places and wraparound care places.Sure Start will reach approximately 400,000 children under four living in areas of disadvantage by 200304. There are 190,000 children under four living in the 252 Sure Start programmes currently operational.