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Childcare and disadvantage: the case for redesign

Against the backdrop of the cost of living crisis squeezing incomes, childcare costs have spiralled for many, and Government has committed to expanding the ‘free’ childcare offer.


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Coram Family and Childcare have been working together to look at how well the childcare system is supporting disadvantaged families, both as a tool to help parents into good work and as a force to level inequalities in development, and how it can be transformed to achieve its potential. This webinar hosted experts and invited them to discuss the findings from the JRF and Coram report published later this month. At this moment of change, we want to make sure that the children who stand to benefit the most from childcare are at the centre of the debate.


On the panel were: 

Chair: Abby Jitendra, Principal Policy Adviser, JRF 

Megan Jarvie, Head of Coram Family and Childcare

Joeli Brearley, Founder and Director, Pregnant Then Screwed

Carey Oppenheimer, Early Childhood project lead, Nuffield Foundation

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