4Children responds to Labour's announcement on Sure Start

09 February 2015

Children Centre Mum

Responding to the Labour Party announcing a commitment to “double the number of childcare places provided in Sure Start centres”, Chief Executive of 4Children, Anne Longfield OBE said:

It's 14 years since 4Children first called for a Sure Start in every community and we remain as convinced as ever of their immense potential to offer the support needed for families to flourish.

Childcare is one of the biggest financial and logistical challenges for many parents - we know that one in five parents paying for childcare are considering giving up their job or reducing their hours as a result of the financial strain.

With over 3,000 Children’s Centres across the country, and a third telling us they have space to provide more childcare, there is a huge untapped resource which has the potential to both support parents with the challenges of childcare and give children the best start in life.”


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