Thursday 2 March 2017 / 9:13 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Tories are failing to deliver fair, affordable and sustainable childcare for hardworking families – Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the Family and Childcare Trust Childcare Survey 2017, said:

“When parents working full-time are spending almost half their income on childcare, it’s clear the Tories are failing to deliver fair, affordable and sustainable childcare for hardworking families.

“The survey shows that the Tory election promise to provide 30 hours free childcare is now in further trouble with many local authorities reporting major shortages of available places.

“There are simply not enough places to meet demand, especially after school, or if parents are working shifts or have disabled children.”