Roll out 30 hours free childcare more quickly

I'm going to have to take the difficult decision to half my hours when I return from maternity due to childcare costs being too high for two kids to justify going back (I'd be making about £20 a day). However if the 30 hours free childcare becomes available next year this won't be the case. my hours being halved will be a permanent drop in hours so it's not like I can up them when it finally reaches Cardiff.

Why the contribution is important

We all pay the same taxes but don't currently don't have equal opportunities in Wales due to the slow roll out of free child care.

by Jojo82 on March 20, 2018 at 07:03PM

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  • Posted by Jojo82 April 04, 2018 at 09:34

    Just to add I only voted labour in the last election on the promise of the 30 hours free child care...so the fact It's only being applied to pockets in Wales is very annoying. Childcare is probably the highest cost in Cardiff so I'm not sure why it's so late being rolled out here? It makes moving over the border very tempting - which must affect the labour market Wales. I work in an industry where there's a huge skills shortage - they only had a few applicants for my leave. They are doubtful about it being filled.
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