CHILDCARE COST CRISIS hitting Tameside and Stockport families warns MP

  • childcare with lucy powellLabour MP Andrew Gwynne plans to tackle David Cameron’s Childcare Crisis
  • Labour announces plan for primary childcare guarantee and extension of free nursery hours to 3 and 4 year olds for working families

Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has backed Labour’s plans to help working families cope with the rising cost of childcare.

Childcare is a huge expense for working parents, with families in the North West paying around £105 a week on average for childcare. For some families this can be as much as having a second mortgage and can be a major barrier to getting into work and making ends meet.

Andrew Gwynne MP has slammed the government for not doing enough to help hard-working families in Tameside and Stockport and has backed Labour’s plans to guarantee wrap around childcare before and after school for primary school-aged children. This move will benefit almost 6,000 pupils in the Denton and Reddish constituency.

The next Labour government will also provide ten extra hours free childcare provision for working parents of three and four year olds, paid for by an increase in the Bank levy. This could help the parents of around 4,000 children in Tameside and Stockport.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“Families in Tameside and Stockport are facing a cost of living crisis of David Cameron’s making. Whilst millionaires are getting tax breaks people here are suffering.

“Childcare is a key cause of the cost of living crisis for working parents and I’m pleased Labour has pledged to introduce these bold policies to make a difference to hard pressed mums and dads. A Primary guarantee will make arranging quality before and after school care easier, and extending the free childcare offer from 15 to 25 hours will be worth over £1500 for parents of three and four year olds to help them pay their childcare bills.”

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