4Children responds to Government's announcement to bring forward trials of the scheme to double free childcare for working parents

01 June 2015

In response to The Government's announcement, Chief Executive of 4Children Imelda Redmond CBE, said:

The Government's announcement will be good news to parents across the country struggling to pay for childcare costs.

Parents tells us that childcare is one of the biggest financial and logistical challenges they face and this scheme will provide reassurance that their concerns have been heard - especially as one in five paying for childcare told us that they would have to reduce their hours or give up work altogether this year due to the high cost.

The Government's review into how much childcare providers receive to deliver this entitlement will be an essential part of making sure this welcome policy can be delivered effectively.


Notes to editors

For further information or to request an interview, please contact:

Jessica Southgate on 020 7522 6928 / jessica.southgate@4Children.org.uk

4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain. www.4Children.org.uk.



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