18 new licensed child care spaces coming to Nelson

The province has announced a Child Care Major Capital Funding Program, and 18 new child care spaces are coming to Nelson.

The Uphill School House Early Care and Learning centre will receive just over 24-thousand dollars to create the licensed spaces.

Throughout the province, $33 million is being provided for 103 projects, which will allow child-care providers to create close to 4 thousand new licensed child-care spaces.

Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall says Nelson needs more quality childcare spaces, and this is the first step on the way to creating universal and affordable child care throughout the province.