New research conducted by the Early Years Alliance has found that one in six nurseries and childminders may not survive the winter if their income does not increase, rising to one in four in the most deprived local authorities. The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to have a detrimental impact on parental demand for childcare places and two-thirds (65%) of providers surveyed say that the government has not provided enough support for the early years sector during the crisis.
Megan Jarvie, Head of Coram Family and Childcare said:
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1) Challenges for the childcare market: the implications of COVID-19 for childcare providers in England, Jo Blanden, Claire Crawford, Elaine Drayton, Christine Farquharson, Megan Jarvie and Gillian Paull https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14990
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