Call You and Yours
On Call You & Yours we'll be asking could the cost of childcare be reduced?
The average family it seems spends just over a quarter of their income on childcare but could it be made more affordable?
The think tank Centre Forum is calling for a change in the child care regime, saying that Britain does not have a clear system of regulation but a system of duplication, where by "a lot of money gets leaked away". They say that the "childcare system needs to be simpler and more attractive". But critics ask how will simplifying the funding system address the costs of child care?
What do you think?
We'd like to hear your thoughts on whether the cost of childcare can be cut. What's your experience of the current system.....how it works, what the obstacles are, what would improve it.
If you're a parent, a childminder, or a nursery worker, get in touch. Maybe you've experienced systems of childcare in other parts of the world?
Give us a call on 03700 100 444, or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website OR TEXT US on 84844 and we might call you back.
Presented by Julian Worricker
Produced by Maire Devine.