Mother of 5 gains qualification in childcare
"PM drops in for tea with childcare trainers
15 February 2007
A project to help unemployed people gain qualifications and employment in childcare was given a boost today when Tony Blair dropped in to see them.
The PM chatted with a number of people taking part in the Stepping Stones for Families project at the Glenburn Centre in Glasgow.
Those on the course will leave with a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVO) and real career prospects in childcare.
They are provided with training, help with coursework and are put on placement in local nurseries.
One of those on the course was Christina Todd, 35, from Easterhouse. The mother-of-five said:
"I worked nights, my partner days and with five children to bring up it wasn't ideal. To come on this course was a great opportunity and I've just finished and got my SVQ qualification."
She now hopes to go on to a full-time job at a nursery."
So what happened to the 5 children, if their mother is only now deemed fit to take care of them?