Nesta report on Innovation in Childcare
A report launched by Nesta in partnership with the Family and Childcare Trust details a number of innovations, both from UK and globally.
The report aims to show innovations that address the key issues of flexiblity, accessiblity and affordability for high quality childcare.
The political debate over childcare in the UK has increased in intensity and in urgency in recent years. This is hardly surprising given the central role that childcare provision plays both in improving life chances for children themselves and in enabling workplace participation for parents.
The provision of childcare has increased dramatically over the last two decades. As late as 1990, there were just 59,000 nursery places in England and Wales, compared with over 1.8 million places today. But the time is now ripe for innovation that could address problems such as high prices for parents, very low profit margins for providers, gaps in provision and a lack of flexibility in delivery.
Today’s report launched by Nesta in partnership with the Family and Childcare Trust details a number of innovations, both from the UK and globally, that show potential to address the key issue of flexibility, accessibility and affordability of high quality childcare.- See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/meeting-need-how-provide-universal-access-affordable-flexible-quality-childcare?utm_source=Nesta+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=211cda1acf-Nesta_newsletter_17_9_168_12_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d17364114d-211cda1acf-181131309#sthash.KyqmNE0O.dpuf