This weekend, I spoke to one of my constituents who is preparing to return to work after maternity leave with her second baby. She told me she is facing a staggering £2,700 bill for childcare every month.
Spiralling childcare costs are an unbearable cost of living pressure for many families with young children. For the past 13 years, the Conservatives have failed to put children and families first. The upcoming Spring Budget is a vital opportunity for the government to help ease the pressure that many families are currently facing, but the Minister’s response was not at all encouraging.
Our childcare system is failing families, early years professionals and our economy. Labour will build a modern childcare system supporting families from the end of parental leave to start of secondary school. You can see my question to the Minister here>>