Blog | Frustrated parents take to Parliament to demand answers on childcare

03 Mar
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Today we’re excited to be involved in an event at Parliament where parents will speak directly to their MPs about how the childcare system in Britain isn’t working for them.

NCT and Family and Childcare Trust are hosting the event where some 50 parents will add their voice to the campaign to make quality childcare affordable and accessible, and talk directly to their local MPs.

Just over a week ago, the Family and Childcare Trust published its annual childcare costs survey which revealed that nursery costs for under twos had risen by 33 per cent in this Parliament. And costs weren’t the only barrier for parents. Only 43 per cent of councils in England and 18 per cent in Wales reported that they had enough childcare to cater for working parents.

Statistics are all well and good, but they don’t des...

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