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Offer 15hrs free childcare for multiples under 3 years

Submitted by Laura Turner on Wednesday 17th March 2021

Published on Wednesday 24th March 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 24th September 2021

Current Signatures: 13,159
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Bills ~ Children ~ Direct ~ Early Years ~ fund ~ Government ~ IMPACT ~ It ~ Return ~ Scheme ~ The Government

Petition Action

Offer 15hrs free childcare for multiples under 3 years

Petition Details

There is currently no free childcare scheme for parents who are not claiming benefits to help them with childcare before their children are 3 years old. This is a particular issues for parents who have multiples (twins, triplets etc).

Additional Information

Having to pay double (or more) for childcare is prohibitively expensive in the early years before age 3 when the Government childcare funding kicks in. Having multiples is a blessing but it comes with a lot of financial strain. The detrimental impact of financial strain from not being able to work or earn enough to fund childcare can have a direct impact. If you are unable to return to work as your pay doesn't cover care, can you afford bills, food etc?


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