NCT's response to 4Children’s survey of childcare costs

Released on: 12 January 2015

Responding to 4Children’s survey of childcare costs, NCT Senior Policy Adviser Elizabeth Duff said:

“These findings further illustrate what parents have been telling us – that childcare costs are too high and for many a real barrier to the workplace. Recent NCT research found that for the majority of new mums, household finances were their main concern when deciding whether to return to work.
“It makes no sense that some parents are prevented from earning a living because of rising childcare costs which is why NCT is calling for 15 hours of free childcare a week as soon as new mums and dads return to work.”