“There is often talk of childcare being too expensive but providers have to charge what they do to ensure they can invest in their staff, maintain high staffing ratios and provide high-quality care and early education. The focus should be on parents receiving the right help to be able to afford quality care, and this boost in support is a positive step towards this.
“We look forward to future announcements about the government’s new Universal Credit. Any further changes must ensure that work always pays for parents, however many hours they are working.”
Notes to editors:
• National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is a national charity representing children’s day nurseries across the UK, giving them information, training and support, so they can provide the best possible care to young children. NDNA is the voice of the sector, an integral part of the lives of nearly one million children and their families.
• For more information, to arrange interviews or photographs please contact Lindsay Garfitt, Senior PR and Policy Officer, on 01484 40 70 66 or Lindsay.Garfitt@
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National Day Nurseries Association is a national charity representing children’s nurseries across the UK, giving them information, training and support, so they can provide the best possible care to young children.