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Should the Government provide free universal childcare?


Dalia Ben-Galim, associate director for families and work, IPPR (Institute of Public and Policy Research)
Currently, the Government funds 15 hours of free childcare for all three to four-year-olds and disadvantaged two-year-olds in England. Wales and Scotland follow similar policies. However the think tank IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is calling for the Government to...

Dr Richard House, senior lecturer in Early Childhood at the University of Winchester and founder of Early Childhood Action
Dr Richard House believes universal childcare would be bad for both children and family life and is being proposed for the good of the economy rather than for children’s wellbeing. He says: “In 'The Condition of Britain' report, the IPPR has recommended moving towards universal...

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