With the General Election fast approaching, childcare will undoubtedly be a key issue for many voters.
To help parliamentary candidates from all political parties understand the level of childcare provision, how much the state and parents spend, how it is used and how the system works, the Family and Childcare Trust have prepared childcare fact sheets covering each nation of the United Kingdom.
These fact sheets cover topics such as the current level of childcare provision, costs and use. They set out an overview of the system and current issues facing families.
We have also created individual childcare briefings for each constituency across the United Kingdom, providing an analysis of the key statistics and the current state of childcare.
Both the General Election fact sheets and the constituency briefings, can be viewed, downloaded and printed below.
General election factsheets: