Supporting working parents and their children contributes to individual and societal wellbeing and circular sustainable economics.

Childcare is expensive and is a barrier to parents, traditionally women, returning to work.

  • Reason supports free childcare: 
    • free childcare boosts the economy by up to 50 million
    • free childcare boosts women’s participation in the workforce.
  • Reason supports free early childhood education 
  • Reason supports free early childhood education, and that this needs to be culturally appropriate, and meet diverse needs.
  • Reason supports the extension of early childhood education to cover two years in line with other OECD countries.