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Ellen Broomé has been appointed as Chief Executive at the Family and Childcare Trust. Having joined the charity in 2014 and served as Deputy Chief Executive and Joint Chief Executive, Ellen’s appointment brings a strong commitment and new vigour to the charity’s work to make the UK a better place for families.

Ellen will be assuming full responsibility of the Chief Executive role after serving as Joint Chief Executive since April 2017 in a job share with Julia Margo. Having led the Family and Childcare Trust for two years, Julia is now leaving to join the Genesis Research Trust as Chief Executive.

Prior to joining the Family and Childcare Trust, Ellen was Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Children’s Society. She has also worked for the National Autistic Society, in the private sector for Hill & Knowlton and in Parliament. Ellen started her career as a secondary school teacher.

Ellen Broomé said:

“I am thrilled to be leading the Family and Childcare Trust team to make the UK a better place for families. Under Julia’s leadership, we have been going from strength to strength, and I am keen to build on our achievements. Parents and employers alike are looking to the Government to take bold action to address the high childcare costs and shortages that have held families back for too long.

“We need childcare fit for the 21st century – that helps parents work, boosts families’ social mobility, improves children’s outcomes in childhood and beyond and secures a reliable workforce for the economy. I look forward to making this happen.”

David White, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said:

“We’re delighted that Ellen will be our Chief Executive. Along with Julia, Ellen has pushed forward both the charity and the UK’s childcare policy in recent years. Many challenges lie ahead for families and Ellen’s appointment will strengthen the Family and Childcare Trust’s position to make sure the voices of families are heard.

“I would also like to thank Julia for her excellent work for the Family and Childcare Trust. Under her leadership the organisation has secured significant positive changes for families, successfully diversified income and broadened its programme portfolio, all of which has put the organisation back on a firm footing. She will be greatly missed and I wish her the very best of the luck for the future.”


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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.


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