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Responding to the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Getting the State out of Pre-School and Childcare report, Ellen Broome, Deputy Chief Executive at the Family and Childcare Trust, said:

“Too many families struggle to find high quality childcare that they can afford: now is the time for the Government to step up, not step back. Only high quality childcare narrows the gap between disadvantaged children and their more well-off peers, so making savings that compromise quality are a false economy.

We need a robust childcare strategy that prepares children for tomorrow’s world and helps parents to work today. Without determined Government action, the children that need support the most – including disabled children – will continue to miss out.”



About the Family and Childcare Trust

The Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families. We are a leading national family charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on childcare and family issues, with over 40 years’ experience. Our on-the-ground work with parents and providers informs our research and campaigns. We focus on the early years and childcare because they are crucial to boosting children’s outcomes throughout life and supporting parents to work.