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.
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