30 Hours Free Childcare for 2-4 Year Olds

A Labour Government is good news for families. Labour are going to give 30 hours of high quality free childcare each week to 2,222 children aged between two and four years old in the Constituency of Stafford. Labour have also outlined plans to reverse the Conservatives cuts to Sure Start, opening 1,000 new Sure Start centres in England. The provision of free high quality childcare is real change that the next Labour Government will bring to people’s lives. This will make life and work much easier for the parents of young families. Not only will this save families thousands of pounds each year, but the provision of a high standard of childcare will reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers. When children start school, aged 5, the attainment gap between disadvantaged and more advantaged children has been measured at 4.3 months of learning. This gap …

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