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Ukrainian women fear childcare issues will affect their ability to work in UK
Mothers shocked by the cost as charities urge government to step in

Miranda Bryant

22, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Ministers accused of cutting corners on childcare staffing ratios
Government may allow one adult to look after five two-year-olds in England, in effort to reduce costs

Heather Stewart Political editor

13, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Porn in parliament is an insult to us all | Brief letters
Letters: Conservative party scandal | MOT costs | Unjoined-up government | Osprey eggs | Dubious praise


28, Apr, 2022 @4:39 PM

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The Tories have decimated childrens’ futures. Now, they want more nursery cuts | Polly Toynbee
Years of brutalism have stunted early years care. After this latest plan to cut more staff, many children may never catch up, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

28, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Keir Starmer denies Partygate has distracted Labour from cost of living crisis – as it happened
Labour’s leader says his party has a ‘laser-like focus on the cost of living’

Andrew Sparrow

26, Apr, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Trouble at t’mill for British civil servants as Rees-Mogg orders return to the office | Letters
Letters: Working from home allows those without Jacob Rees-Mogg’s privileges the chance to contribute to the economy, writes Yvonne Williams; plus a letter from Richard Davies


20, Apr, 2022 @4:58 PM

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The government’s stance on childcare reveals its character – and it’s ugly as hell | Christine Berry
Services are collapsing and costs rising, while hard-working staff are paid a pittance, says writer and researcher Christine Berry

Christine Berry

18, Apr, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Provision of parental leave needs a rethink | Letter
Letter: A fixed allowance for each parent that could be used at any time in a child’s first 12 years of life would better reflect the ongoing needs of families, writes Dana Denis-Smith


06, Apr, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Easing nurseries’ staffing ratio in the UK would be childcare ‘disaster’
Attempts to find savings to help parents pay the bills would only trigger an exodus of low-paid staff, a government study warns

Michael Savage Policy editor

03, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Almost half of working-age women in UK do 45 hours of unpaid care a week – study
Exclusive: study finds women are providing 23.2bn hours of unpaid childcare care worth estimated £382bn

Alexandra Topping

31, Mar, 2022 @10:10 AM

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‘Historic moment’ in Canada as Ontario strikes deal for $10-a-day childcare
Trudeau promises fees will fall to just C$10 a day by 2026, but program still must contend with shortages of staff and spaces

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

28, Mar, 2022 @6:20 PM

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Childcare costs have spiralled for two-thirds of UK parents, survey shows
Parents report high anxiety as ‘unaffordable’ fees exacerbate cost of living crisis

Alexandra Topping

25, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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