Childcare

Fact checks related to childcare, nursery places and foster care

5 November 2020

What does the new lockdown mean for childcare in England?

Our readers have asked us how the new lockdown rules affect childcare.

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What does the new lockdown mean for childcare in England?
27 August 2020

Claims of pandemic fall in child anxiety may not apply across the whole country

A study which found that students’ anxiety levels were lower during the pandemic than in October 2019 was conducted among year 9 students in the south west of England.

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Claims of pandemic fall in child anxiety may not apply across the whole country
6 July 2020

Data from Barnardo’s doesn’t show the number of children needing foster care has grown 44%

Barnardo’s has seen a 44% increase in the number of children referred from councils to be placed in foster care during the pandemic.

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Data from Barnardo’s doesn’t show the number of children needing foster care has grown 44%
2 November 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 1 November came from Clacton-on-Sea. Topics covered included income tax changes, austerity, early elections, policing priorities, and the impact on Brexit of the investigation into Arron Banks.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
29 January 2018

Are parents paying for free nursery places?

28% of childcare providers responding to a survey said they don’t provide entirely free childcare to parents whose children have places under the 30 hours free childcare scheme. These parents …

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Are parents paying for free nursery places?
22 November 2017

Childcare costs in England

How much is childcare costing families?

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Childcare costs in England
8 November 2017

Have childcare costs risen up to seven times faster than wages?

Parents of under-twos are particularly affected by rising nursery costs.

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Have childcare costs risen up to seven times faster than wages?
24 October 2017

30 hours free childcare: only a quarter of places delivered?

54% of the places currently planned have been delivered so far.

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30 hours free childcare: only a quarter of places delivered?

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