18 April 2009

Huge childcare cuts hit working parents

H&F Tory council is making huge cuts in childcare just as recession-hit parents need affordable care to help them stay in work or get a job.

Demand for childcare for school-aged children has been rising but the Tories are closing four out of school childcare centres and another six centres in the borough are under review. The buildings will be sold to fill council coffers.

These cuts will particularly hit low income families already facing big hikes by the council in childcare fees. Many parents will now struggle to work and look after their children, at a time when they need the help most.

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