Plans to reduce cost of childcare: pros and cons of five proposals

James Hempsall, director of childcare consultancy Hempsall’s
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The government has put forward five proposals for reducing the cost of early years provision including changing child-to-staff ratios and flexibilities for childminders, but expert says just two of the measures have any real merit.

Proposals out for consultation aim to help parents with the costs of securing childcare without extending government spending. Picture: Adobe Stock
Proposals out for consultation aim to help parents with the costs of securing childcare without extending government spending. Picture: Adobe Stock

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