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Research and analysis

Changes to the Care to Learn childcare support scheme: analysis of the responses to the consultation and the government’s response

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document provides an analysis of the replies to the consultation followed by the Government’s response.



The Department for Education carried out a nine week consultation, from 26 August to 28 October 2011, to consider four options for changes to the Care to Learn childcare support scheme. The consultation was held because whilst the Government recognised the value of Care to Learn it felt that a combination of resource constraints and a predicted increase in demand would necessitate changes to the scheme.


  • executive summary
  • overview
  • response