6 Mar 2024

Government won’t be able to provide free childcare ‘on the cheap’, says nurseries lobby group


The Chancellor also promised to make good on an announcement from last year’s budget: more free early years childcare.

Working parents of two-year-olds will be able to claim 15 hours a week from next month.  But was the extra £500 million to help providers with staffing costs enough to enable nurseries, childminders and day care centres cope with demand?

Earlier we spoke to the Policy Director of the National Day Nurseries Association, Jonathan Broadbery.