Education and Childcare
Minister Sam Gyimah speaks about the future of childcare
in England at the Family Childcare
HIS is an important warning for anyone who pays for childcare
became the focus of the general election battle as Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg set out his manifesto promises, which include a pledge to provide 15 hours a week of free childcare
for all children of working parents aged between nine months and two years.
costs are preventing parents going back to work after having children - and the system to help ease the financial burden will get even more complex.
The cost of childcare
in Australia is expected to increase in 2018 as parents continue to deal with the challenges of childcare
is the single most expensive element of raising a child in their early years and, at PS41,139, accounts for almost half of the overall cost.
costs have shot up by 27% in the last five years, says the Family and Childcare
Trust - with parents having to cough up PS1,214 more than they did in 2009.
TENS of thousands of children are missing out on childcare
because of a lack of provision in poor and rural areas.
A 'toxic mix' of rising childcare
costs and 'patchy' provision is putting pressure on families in Scotland.
Summary: The high costs of Childcare
mean going out to work full-time is now hardly worthwhile for a growing number of "second earners".
Vouchers are delighted to announce their launch, set to save business owners thousands of pounds, and cut the complications relating to the UK government's childcare
YOUR readers will probably be aware that Save the Children has recently launched a nationwide campaign on childcare
and is calling on governments in Westminster and on Cardiff Bay to do more to help working families.