We've been speaking to people up and down the country who have been negatively impacted by the 30 hours policy.
Read some of their stories below.
“Routine and structure are vital to Oscar because of his autism…”
“I’m so thankful that I live in Camden as I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done…”
“Currently the cost for our daughter to attend nursery is more than our mortgage…”
“My wife can’t work more until we have more childcare hours…”
“I assumed that every child got 30 hours when they turned three…”
“I feel that the system is broken. It doesn’t work for families like mine. If one parent is in higher education, you can’t access the full 30 hours.”
“My son with additional needs benefits from the routine and structure of nursery. But we’re in a difficult situation to get more hours.”
“The eligibility criteria for 30 hours is very confusing. I’m not sure what will happen when my contract ends.”
“I declared that I couldn’t work due to the pandemic restrictions – but because of that was told that we were no longer eligible for 30 hours.”
“I’m undertaking a full-time nursing degree and my partner works, yet we still don’t qualify.”
“The policy makes no sense that student nurses and families like mine don’t qualify for 30 hours.”