Fund childcare properly

Fund childcare properly

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Petition to
Conservative Government

Why this petition matters

Started by Rachel Carrell

In 2019 the government's election manifesto promised us, the voters, they'd invest a billion pounds in childcare, specifically before and after school clubs and holiday care. They got voted in on that manifesto. Despite multiple freedom of information requests (which the government are legally required to respond to), the money is nowhere to be seen and we've no explanation for what has happened to it.

Wrap around care in the UK is severely underfunded. People often think that childcare gets easier when kids go to school, but it actually gets harder.

The people who suffer most are the mums. Our research shows that almost half of mums are working below their experience level and say a lack of after school care is holding them back from promotion. Over 1 in 10 can't afford the wraparound care they need.

Take Jasmine's* story: “I was a single mum running backwards and forwards to pick up my daughter.  I was the first in the office but I could only get in as early as I could after the school drop off. I didn't have spare cash at the time to afford any additional help outside of before and after school clubs,  so I left to get a different role and took a £15k pay cut because it offered flexibility, I could work from 8.30am-4.30pm without any stress.” 

The only answer to solving these problems is to fund childcare properly. 

Every day at Koru Kids I am building the service that parents need but I can't do this on my own, I need your help to put pressure on our government.

We are calling on the Secretary of State for Education to follow through on the government’s 2019 election promise to invest £1bn into childcare allocating significant funds for vital wraparound services, so that mothers can work to their full potential, no matter how old their child is.

We need as many signatures as possible to make a difference. So please sign and share and let's make some real change for parents.

Let's fund childcare.

*Names have been changed to protect identities 

4,335 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!