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Parents can now get 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds. Here's how
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Cost of living crisis

Parents can now get 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds. Here's how

This is everything you need to know about applying for 15 hours free childcare for your two-year-old and other support available
Kate Garraway's 'huge debts' from husband's care shows reality of a social care system in crisis
Social care

Kate Garraway's 'huge debts' from husband's care shows reality of a social care system in crisis

'Utterly dire situation': Childcare costs surge to 'eye-watering' £158 per week
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Childcare

'Utterly dire situation': Childcare costs surge to 'eye-watering' £158 per week

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem
Childcare

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem

Mum fears telling DWP she's pregnant due to 'cruel' two-child benefit cap: 'Bills are just too much'
Benefits

Mum fears telling DWP she's pregnant due to 'cruel' two-child benefit cap: 'Bills are just too much'

30 hours free childcare: Who is eligible and how do I apply in 2024?
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Childcare

30 hours free childcare: Who is eligible and how do I apply in 2024?

Tax-free childcare: How does it work, how much can you save and how can you apply?
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Childcare

Tax-free childcare: How does it work, how much can you save and how can you apply?

How to get help with childcare if you are on universal credit
Childcare

How to get help with childcare if you are on universal credit

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor
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Childcare

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor

We grilled new children's minister about UK kids living in destitution. It didn't go well
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Exclusive

We grilled new children's minister about UK kids living in destitution. It didn't go well

One in 10 councils face effective bankruptcy as cost of placing children in care soars
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Local government

One in 10 councils face effective bankruptcy as cost of placing children in care soars

Single mum on universal credit feels 'penalised' because she can't find work around childcare
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Childcare

Single mum on universal credit feels 'penalised' because she can't find work around childcare

Parents will 'suffer' balancing work and childcare as schools shut over concrete safety crisis
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Schools

Parents will 'suffer' balancing work and childcare as schools shut over concrete safety crisis

This is how much summer holiday childcare will set families back in the cost of living crisis
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Summer holidays

This is how much summer holiday childcare will set families back in the cost of living crisis

It's time we made childcare about children, not just about work
Two girls play with wooden blocks in a childcare setting
Tom Pollard

It's time we made childcare about children, not just about work

'I got a letter saying I had a six-year-old son I knew nothing about. One of us had to grow up'
Si Mack performs his new show, kid, at BEAF Festival in Bournemouth.
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'I got a letter saying I had a six-year-old son I knew nothing about. One of us had to grow up'

Government's £4bn childcare plan will 'leave disadvantaged kids behind', charities warn
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Childcare

Government's £4bn childcare plan will 'leave disadvantaged kids behind', charities warn

How to get free childcare, tax-free childcare and childcare vouchers to help with Easter holidays costs in 2023
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Children

How to get free childcare, tax-free childcare and childcare vouchers to help with Easter holidays costs in 2023

Will Jeremy Hunt's 'back to work' budget be on the money?
Spring statement

Will Jeremy Hunt's 'back to work' budget be on the money?

5 reasons a four-day working week is the future, according to the largest ever trial
Four-day working week

5 reasons a four-day working week is the future, according to the largest ever trial

Spain is considering giving single parents double parental leave. Will the UK follow suit?
Global solutions

Spain is considering giving single parents double parental leave. Will the UK follow suit?

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds
Flexible working

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds

Meet the mums calling for immediate reform of childcare and flexible working
Two mothers in witch costumes hold sign: 'The future won't raise itself'
Childcare crisis

Meet the mums calling for immediate reform of childcare and flexible working

March of the Mummies: Why mums across the UK are protesting in Halloween fancy dress
Childcare crisis

March of the Mummies: Why mums across the UK are protesting in Halloween fancy dress

Labour would bring in free breakfast clubs at every primary school in England
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Childcare

Labour would bring in free breakfast clubs at every primary school in England