Arron Banks

Remember when there were claims that Brexit campaign donations came from the Isle of Man? Well watch this.

Childcare

The gov has published a draft Childcare Strategy as part of the delivery of that Island Plan thing.

The Childcare Strategy explores the importance of childcare and early years education, how the present situation in the Isle of Man compares to other jurisdictions, and sets out a future framework to address current challenges.

Education Minister Julie Edge said: ‘It is widely accepted that access to quality regulated formal childcare and early education, through providers such as nurseries, playgroups and childminders, positively impacts on a child’s cognitive, physical and social and emotional development. 

‘This Strategy aims to give equality of access and the right to high quality early education and childcare for all children; ensuring every parent has a choice and to provide childcare professionals with a clear vision for the future of the Island’s childcare and early education sector.’ 

Check out the plan here.

Something Off the Top Guvnor?

Sweeney Todd is playing at the Gaiety this week and the Guvnor and Lady Lorimer have been down to see it. Govt House’ Facebook page said: ‘It was horrific, amusing and incredibly musical in equal measures – Lady Lorimer especially encourages everyone to get a ticket whilst they still can! 
It’s as good – if not better – than some performances in the West End.’