Childcare inquiry call for evidence deadline 9th February

The House of Commons Treasury committee launched a new inquiry last week into childcare and its effects on the economy. The inquiry has issued a call for evidence. The deadline to submit evidence is Friday 9 February 2018 and they are keen to hear about families’ experiences.

The inquiry is looking in to the availability and flexibility of childcare and how this affects the labour market. It will also scrutinise the processes around how childcare schemes are delivered and the quality of childcare interfaces—such as the Childcare Service website and their previous failures.

It will also consider the overall package of Government initiatives that aim to make childcare affordable, how the individual initiatives interact with each other and their effectiveness, and whether they have delivered an adequate provision of affordable childcare that facilitates parental employment.

The Committee will examine the role high quality, accessible, flexible and affordable childcare can play in supporting labour productivity.

To submit evidence by Friday 9 February 2018 click here


Action

Published: 15/01/2018
Audience: All early education funded providers and childcare providers
Contact: Kay Holden

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