Parents 'not taking up' free childcare offer, figures show

The number of parents taking advantage of a free childcare offer has been lower than expected, new figures show.
Working parents of three and four-year-olds can get 30 hours free childcare a week under the Welsh Government's flagship policy.
But a lack of uptake saw councils spend just £3.4m of the £10m allocated in 2017-18.
The Welsh Government says take-up "is continuing to grow."
The policy, which was one of Labour's flagship manifesto commitments at the 2016 assembly elections, covers 48 weeks of the year and aims to remove "one of the main barriers to employment".... read more

 
30 May 2018 in Regional, Views: 68
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