An extension of free hours and more money for childcare providers comes with a trimmed ratio of staff to children.
The average full-time childcare place for children under two in London costs an eye-watering £18,718 per year - more than half the median income in outer London
There was bad news for millions of people in Jeremy Hunt's autumn statement - among them parents.
Speaking in Hartford, Conn., on Friday, President Biden said “too many folks in Washington still don’t realize it isn’t enough just to invest in our physical infrastructure. You also have to invest in people.” Biden then cited his Build Back Better agenda that he said will allow families to reduce their childcare costs and help parents return to the workforce.
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David Cameron looked a little fed-up after he was pictured on childcare duty at St Pancras railway station with his two daughters. A world away from meetings with other world leaders, the former Prime Minister was sitting in a coffee shop with daughters Nancy and Florence on a Friday afternoon at about 4.30pm.
The Relationship Distress Monitor report outlines how parenting stresses and financial pressures are leaving almost 1.4 million families at breaking point. It is also claimed that the effects of constant bickering and stresses at home have a ‘far-reaching’ impact on children, who are then more likely to fall into antisocial behaviour and crime. Dr David Marjoribanks, senior policy officer at the charity Relate, which carried out the report, said: ‘It is not just the actual breakdown of the relationship itself, it’s specifically the conflict that surrounds that.
“I had to give up a really good job because of childcare and have since turned down a job offer a couple of times,” Liz from Greenwich told Gingerbread, the national charity for single parents. For many parents, especially in London where childcare costs are a third higher compared to other parts of the country, it means they are simply locked out of work. New analysis by Gingerbread shows that the single parent employment rate in the capital has risen from 48% to 63% in the last five years, faster than elsewhere in the UK.