Cross-party MPs call for the 30 hours to be extended to all pre-school children

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood is calling for the 30 hours of funded childcare to be extended to all UK three- and four-year-old children to help those families most in need.

It is one of a number of recommendations outlined in a new report from the APPG, which is co-chaired by Baroness Floella Benjamin.
The report, ‘The Impact of Social and Economic Inequalities on Children’s Health’, argues that childcare is a potential early intervention tool. However, only working parents who earn at least the minimum wage qualify for 30 hours funded childcare.