Easing the Childcare Burden

The 30 hours’ free childcare scheme is having mixed degrees of success. Childcare platform Yoopies suggest how it can be improved.
Mother and children

The government’s 30 hours’ free childcare scheme has come under a lot of scrutiny recently. On the anniversary of its launch back in September, Children and Families Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, praised the scheme, noting that it has helped almost 70% of families to spend less money on childcare each month.  340,000 three- and four-year-olds have had access to the scheme and 86% of families claim that it has helped their children to be better prepared to start school.

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