'Challenges' for free childcare pledge
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'Challenges' for 30 hours free childcare pledge

A lack of nursery places means some parents will not be able to access a Welsh Government promise of 30 hours of free childcare, a report has warned.

On average two hours and 40 minutes of care is available per child, with some areas having no availability.

The Welsh Government has pledged 30 free hours a week for three and four-year-olds with working parents. It said it was working to address capacity.

Parents said they already struggled to find affordable and flexible childcare.

Wendy Powell, who runs a nursery in Flintshire, said there were challenges to overcome if the pledge was to be a success.

  • 04 Nov 2017
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