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'Eye watering' childcare costs rise four times faster than wages

Angeline Albert (20-Oct-17)

The average cost of childcare for a one-year-old has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008. Childcare costs have rocketed up in England by 48 per cent for those with a one-year-old child.....

Nursery boss tells childcare minister: We're doing 'free' childcare 'under duress'

Angeline Albert (16-Oct-17)

Childcare minister Robert Goodwill has been warned Government underfunding has created ‘low morale’ among childcare providers with 30 hours ‘free’ childcare and other ‘Government-controlled’ costs like business rates, causing nurseries.....

Nursery recruitment crisis threatens 30-hour childcare offer

Melissa McAlees (03-Oct-17)

Nurseries in England are struggling to recruit the staff they need to deliver 30-hours ‘free’ childcare for working families, a new study suggests. Research conducted by independent analysts Ceeda, shows.....