Reform 30-hour childcare to support disadvantaged families, charity urges

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has called on the government for “urgent reform” of its policy of restricting 30 hours of funded childcare to working families. It wants to see the threshold for accessing 30 hours funded childcare opened to include the children in families living in poverty and reliant on benefits. Currently, only three- and four-year-olds of working parents can access 30 hours a week of childcare, while only 15 hours a week is available to disadvantaged families. Read more.