One in five children is missing out on their free nursery place, because of inflexible hours and a system that just isn’t set up for working parents. But still the Government claims to have delivered 600 hours of free childcare for every three and four year old.
With the new term of parliament it’s a great time to contact your local candidates asking them how they are going to make sure every child gets the childcare they’re entitled to.
You can find your candidates’ contact details at the Who Can I Vote For? website.
Want to do more? Write to your local paper: use our template letter to get you started. Or attend a hustings: lots of local areas have them, and they’re a great chance to go along and quiz your candidates. Check our Fair Funding Manifesto for five questions to put to politicians about childcare.
Please forward any responses from your candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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