Flexible use of childcare

Enable parent to choose how free childcare is utilised so that it can be matched with work patterns, eg half days full days, long hours etc 

Why the contribution is important

The current nursery provision is 5x 1/2 days which doesn’t work for full time parents and mean additional costs for full time nursery place.  If children could attend 2 full days then priavate nursery costs would reduce meaning less of my salary is just covering nursery fees.

by Suse76 on March 28, 2018 at 08:18PM

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  • Posted by Jojo82 April 04, 2018 at 09:29

    Yes this is a massive problem for us too. Our nursery offers no reduction in cost for providing wrap around rather than a full day and other nurseries don't even offer the choice if them attending the local school nursery during the day at all meaning they are missing out on getting ready for school. Personally I'm earning a good salary but will have to drop to half time next year as two kids in nursery 4 days a week will cost us 2k a month. I'm only going back to work to keep my hand in not to earn money! If we had the option to use the 15 hours flexibly working would actually increase our income - as it should do. In other parts of Wales (we are in Cardiff) there is this option which seems unfair.
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