Last week the government announced that it would delay the closure of childcare vouchers. Initially, their plan was to close childcare vouchers to new entrants on 6 April. This has now been extended to October. Read more in this article from the BBC .
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82% of employer respondents would like to see the joining deadline for childcare voucher schemes extended beyond April 2018, according to research by Jelf Employee Benefits. Read the full article here .
A survey by the Pre-School Learning Alliance has found that the government's 30-hour free childcare scheme has caused nurseries and other childcare providers to make significant losses. These losses are now being subsidised by parents, who are being asked to pay for nappies and food. Have you noticed higher charges from your childcare provider? Read the full BBC article here .