MPs ask for views on childcare and early years

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Wednesday 21 December 2022

Tags: childcare, early years

How affordable is childcare, and what could be done to improve it?

  • Does the early years’ system meet the needs of disabled children, and prepare them for the transition to primary school?
  • What changes are needed to provide better support for young disabled children in early years settings?

These are some of the questions a panel of MPs, the Education Select Committee, is asking in their recently announced call for evidence.

Our Counting the Costs research found that 87% of mothers with disabled children can’t work as much as they’d like to, often due to a lack of suitable childcare. When they are able to find childcare, the costs are often unaffordable.

This is your opportunity to have your say and influence MPs.

About the call for evidence

The Education Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into the childcare sector and early years’ education, examining why it has become too expensive. 

The call for evidence will also look at the workforce issues facing the early years sector.

How to respond

You can submit your views online here:  Call for Evidence – Committees – UK Parliament

If you find using the online portal difficult, you can submit your views by email at [email protected] or by calling 020 7219 2370.

Alternative you can send your views to Imogen, the Policy Lead at Contact at [email protected]  who will include your views in Contact’s submission.

Submit your views by 19 January 2023.