to house interviews and focus groups at community centres across
the city are being used to find out what the barriers are to childcare
and training and to identify any Somali people with childcare qualifications
are being conducted by locally recruited Somali development workers
and researchers. The project is co-ordinated by Chris Senior of
Sheffield Community Childcare Network and Inclusion Officer Terry
Garvey, supported by the Somali Project Steering Group headed by
Fatima Musa from Ivy Lodge.
said: “We know that people from ethnic minority communities
are under-represented both within the childcare workforce and as
users of childcare services. This survey will give us feedback about
the Somali community and ensure there is true equality in the city’s
feedback event to share findings with the Somali community is currently
being planned. For further details, contact Terry 203 9325 or Chris
on 249 3451.