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)
Offer 15hrs free childcare for multiples under 3 years
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).
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?
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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