Make more term time nurseies offer an extended day ie open earlier and close later and charge working parents a realistic fee for the additional hours.

Why the contribution is important

Many working parents who have part time jobs find the part time nursery  hours do not support them. If term time nurseries opened earlier and closed later a lot of part time workers would be supported.  The fees charged would cover staffing costs.  A lot of parents do not want or cannot afford to pay for childcare during the school holidays and are able to make arrangements for these breaks. When they really need help is during the school term time.

by smileyface on January 25, 2016 at 10:49AM

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  • Posted by Jmunro73 January 25, 2016 at 13:21

    Part of the problem is that education and councils work yo term times that were edtablushed away back in the 1800s. People are paying private providers a fortune because they offer services for childcare that suit the modern family. Maybe the council needs to look at its nursery times/days as it is a barrier to work for those would be on shifts, and for single parents.
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