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The Noah's Ark Children's Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
It's treated nearly a million children in the past decade.
Part of the building is still being built, with more beds and more facilities to come.
Patient turned nurse, Cathryn Davies remembers her long stays in hospital as a child and how they inspired her to work as a nurse.
I started coming here as a child. I had a lot of surgery on my throat. I was in every week, sometimes every other week. But it's shaped who I am now, and it's made me into being a nurse, and hopefully the experiences that I've had as a child, helps me with how I look after these children now.
Almost a fifth of parents call in sick to care for their children in the holidays, according to research by the Family and Childcare Trust.Read the full story ›
According to research by the Family and Childcare Trust almost a fifth of parents in Wales had to call in sick last year, in order to manage childcare during the summer holidays.
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A lack of holiday childcare means around a fifth of Welsh workers will call in sick to look after their children over the summer break, according research by the Family and Childcare Trust and Netmums.
The Chief Executive of Children in Wales, Catriona Williams, says families are under a lot of pressure due to the rising costs of childcare and they're having to rely on family members to look after their children.
Almost a fifth of parents in Wales had to call in sick last year, in order to manage childcare during the summer holidays.
That's according to new research by the Family and Childcare Trust, and Netmums. Both are calling for more affordable childcare to be made available.
Their research also found a further 12% of parents had been forced to give up their jobs entirely, causing the Welsh economy to miss out on nearly 50,000 working days every year.
"Most parents have no choice but to work, and should not have to take sick days to manage childcare.
"This is not the way to operate a modern economy, and this is why we are calling on our employers and head teachers to help parents manage the school holidays, and on government for a new childcare strategy that properly represents the realities working families face today."
The Welsh Government has announced funding to provide 10,000 free books to children living in some of Wales' most disadvantaged communities.
Those living in Flying Start areas will benefit from the scheme, and will receive a book bag containing a bilingual and English language book, a set of crayons and a scribble pad.
A child's early language skills are hugely important to their later learning outcomes and their life chances. The link between home reading and a child's future achievement is well known and that is why we are funding these extra books for children in Flying Start areas.
Research shows that a pupil's reading scores are higher and improve more quickly in families who are engaged in reading activities at home.
This approach is central to our work to make sure all children, no matter where they are born, have the right start in life and the same opportunities as others.