Better Childcare Needed

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18 Feb 2015

Under this Government the cost of childcare has risen by 30 per cent - faster than pay - and there are over 40,000 fewer childcare places across the country.

More childcare places could be delivered by making sure that children’s centres are using their buildings either to offer childcare directly, or by allowing local providers to use their premises.

Doubling paid paternity leave from two weeks to four weeks and increasing paternity pay by more than £100 a week to over £250 a week would help ease the pressure on families.