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TUC calls for funded high-quality childcare for all parents

TUC General Secretary Paul Nowak commented on research published by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) today (Thursday), which finds that government underfunding of childcare places in England has led to an 87% increase in nursery closures 

“Childcare is a lifeline for working parents. It’s how we keep women in work and close the gender pay gap.  

“But working families are spending more and more of their pay packets on childcare bills, and a lack of government investment is putting huge stress on nurseries and our already overstretched, underpaid and undervalued childcare workers.    

“We desperately need funded high-quality childcare for all parents – and a long overdue pay rise for childcare workers.” 

Editors note

NDNA: For more media information about the NDNA research, please contact Rosey James, PR Manager, on 01484 40 70 66, 07788 585502, rosey.james@ndna.org.uk or Isaac Priestley, PR and Policy Officer, Isaac.priestley@ndna.org.uk

About the TUC: The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together the 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 

Childcare crisis: 98.4% of nurseries losing £1000s due to funding shortfall

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/tuc-calls-funded-high-quality-childcare-all-parents

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