This event will explore the debate around options for childcare provision and its role in early years education and child development, as well its wider influence over parents’ employment options and economic activity. The debate will look to really get beneath the evidence and assumptions of different approaches and draw out the key details to be included in Labour’s Policy Review Commission proposals.
Childcare: what choice is best for working families?
8am, Wednesday 25 September
Brighton Media Centre, 15-17 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL (just outside the secure zone)
Lucy Powell MP vice chair, Progress
Anne Longfield OBE chief executive, 4Children
Iain McMath managing director, Sodexo Motivation Solutions
Patrick Diamond senior research fellow, Policy Network
Chair: Polly Toynbee columnist, the Guardian
4Children is the national charity all about children and families, established in response to growing concern about the welfare of so called ‘latchkey’ children. Since then it has gone on to deepen and broaden its work around the needs of all children 0 – 19 and their families and, over the last 6 years, deliver services including more than 80 Sure Start children’s centres, nurseries, out of school clubs and youth and family support.
The CVPA is the industry association established to represent the views of childcare voucher provider companies and to formulate best practice which protects all stakeholders’ interests.
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