Tulip Siddiq responds to Early Years Alliance survey on access to childcare
Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to a survey by the Early Years Alliance revealing that half of parents of under-fives don’t think the government has done enough to support parents to access the childcare they need during the pandemic, said:
“Having failed to ensure that childcare was available for many key workers at the height of the pandemic, the Government is now asking parents to return to work without sufficient childcare support.
“This incompetence is putting working families in an impossible position and threatening jobs at a critical time for children and the economy.
“Childcare is essential for our economic recovery and children’s life chances, yet the sector is on the brink of collapse after years of underfunding. Labour has repeatedly called for targeted financial support to save the nurseries and childminders that families rely on – now the Government must listen.”