Childcare market is failing to provide parents with choice and quality
Lloyd-Reichling, E. 2016. Childcare market is failing to provide parents with choice and quality. The Conversation.
On the face of it, free childcare sounds like a difficult policy to disagree with. Since 2013, parents of three and four-year-olds in England and those of disadvantaged two-year-olds have been entitled to 15 hours a week of free early education – now mostly referred to as childcare. From September 2017, this will be extended to up to 30 hours a week for children of “working parents”.
But a new report from MPs on the Public Accounts Committee – responding to a March 2015 National Audit office publication – highlights how the childcare market is failing to deliver choice and quality for most children and families in England. The market is instead thwarting the government’s twin intentions to boost educational outcomes for children growing up with disadvantage, as well as employment chances for parents.
|Publisher||The Conversation Trust (UK) Limited|
|Web address (URL)||http://theconversation.com/childcare-market-is-failing-to-provide-parents-with-choice-and-quality-61123|
|22 Jun 2016|
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|Deposited||01 Feb 2017|
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