Should ‘free’ childcare be for the most disadvantaged only?

Jonathan Broadbery, James Hempsall, Megan Jarvie
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

An NAO report suggests funded childcare may damage social mobility because better-off families make better use of entitlements. Three experts assess if it should only be available to disadvantaged families.

Quality childcare can make a major difference to outcomes, particularly for the most disadvantaged children. Picture: Lordn/Adobe Stock
Quality childcare can make a major difference to outcomes, particularly for the most disadvantaged children. Picture: Lordn/Adobe Stock

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