Wednesday 28 February 2018 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner / Education

This year’s childcare survey shows that the cost of childcare continues to skyrocket under this Tory government – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Family and Childcare Trust’s annual childcare survey, said:

“This year’s childcare survey shows that the cost of childcare continues to skyrocket under this Tory government.  It is clear that they are failing to deliver affordable, sustainable childcare for families across the country.

“The majority of local authorities have said they do not have enough childcare places to deliver the 30 hour entitlement, yet the Government are refusing to give them the investment needed to give families the support they need.

“The Government’s failure to provide free and high-quality childcare to those who need it most will keep many mothers locked out of the labour market, as rising childcare costs mean it doesn’t pay to work.

“The next Labour Government will give a fully-funded offer of 30 hours free childcare to every 2-4 year old in England, as we build a country for the many, not the few.”