Government: we are reforming childcare system

A Government spokesman said that the childcare system is undergoing reforms to allow more providers to enter the market.

He said:

"High quality providers will be able to expand and more childminders will enter the market - this will mean parents have more affordable childcare.

"Ofsted will be the only arbiter of quality, removing any council duplication. As a result more taxpayers' money will go to the frontline.

"We want to help working families with costs and accessibility, and will make an announcement soon."


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