The Government’s More Great Childcare report¬†begs more questions than it answers. The proposed plans threaten to undermine progress made on quality while failing to tackle the big concern of families about the cost of childcare..

Education Minister Elizabeth Truss claims that increasing ratios will enable providers to raise extra income to pay staff more and make childcare cheaper for parents. Of course we all want both those things but how does changing ratios square that circle?

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When the government published More Great Childcare at the end of January, there was massive disappointment that no announcement was made on childcare funding. We were told that measures to make childcare more affordable would follow in the Budget on 20 March.

So what can we expect then?

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