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A family’s childcare needs do not end when children start school. Far from easing the pressure, the transition to school sees childcare woes become worse for many parents. Our report finds that out of school childcare is increasingly expensive and difficult to find, presenting parents with a stark postcode lottery of prices and availability.

Our latest report on out of school childcare examines the huge struggle facing many UK parents with school age children.

Read the full report for our findings, analysis and recommendations. 


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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.