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London childcare system 'broken', says report

London childcare system 'broken', says report

London's childcare system is "broken" with 29 of 33 boroughs failing to provide enough childcare for parents working atypical shifts and 23 not having enough provision for two year olds who qualify for free childcare, according to the London Childcare Report from the Family and Childcare Trust.…

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Chambers of Commerce backs new childcare loan scheme

Chambers of Commerce backs new childcare loan scheme

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling on any incoming government to establish a Childcare Contribution Scheme, which supports workers to manage the cost of childcare and helps businesses to retain talented workers.…

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Lib Dems pledge 15 hours free childcare for all two year olds

Lib Dems pledge 15 hours free childcare for all two year olds

The Liberal Democrats have announced manifesto plans to provide 15 hours free childcare every week for all two year olds.…

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Men do more childcare when women self identify more with their profession

Men do more childcare when women self identify more with their profession

The more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple’s children, but the more equal the childcare balance is between a couple, according to recent research.…

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Fifth of parents call in sick to cover summer holidays

Fifth of parents call in sick to cover summer holidays

Almost a fifth of parents had to call in sick last year in order to manage childcare during the six-week summer holiday and 12 per cent were forced to give up their jobs entirely due to a lack of childcare, according to new research by the Family and Childcare Trust and Netmums. …

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