NCT response to Liberal Democrat plans to give parents of two-year-olds 15 hours a week of free childcare

Released on: 03 September 2014

In response to Liberal Democrat plans to give parents of two-year-olds 15 hours a week of free childcare, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, said:

"This is a welcome announcement as many parents tell us they struggle with the costs of childcare. We know that often parents return to work before their child is two yet there is currently little financial support for them.  More needs to be done to help new families, including tackling the shockingly low levels of maternity and paternity pay, so that parents are not financially forced to return to work earlier than they want."