Monday, October 09, 2006

Childcare - or not?

Interesting letter from the (excellent) shadow children's minister, Tim Loughton, in the Guardian. He points out that the expansion of children's centres will potentially reduce the available choice of childcare, and highlights the confused/confusing messages coming from Government:
...just last week children's minister Beverley Hughes questioned the suitability of childcare for young children, having pursued a tax, benefits and childcare policy that forces mothers back to work earlier and earlier.
To which we would add that the new PSA targets placed on local authorities include measuring 'stock and take-up of childcare for all families'.

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