Policy paper

More affordable childcare

This report sets out the steps the government is taking to address the challenges in providing affordable childcare for parents.

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


More affordable childcare


Childcare is a major concern for many families. For families across Britain, finding the right care for their children presents huge difficulties; whether that be availability, price or suitability. Parents often find it too difficult to arrange the right sort of care at the right price.

The government published ‘More great childcare’ in January, which set out plans to improve the quality of childcare.

More affordable childcare builds on this, setting out the government’s plans to:

  • help families to meet the costs of childcare
  • increase the amount of affordable provision
  • give parents the right information so they can make informed choices about childcare

Evidence to inform the Childcare Commission

Childcare Commission: call for evidence - consultation results

Childcare regulation consultation

Consultation on proposed changes to the role of the local authority in early education and childcare - consultation results

Early education and childcare statutory guidance for local authorities

Updates to this page

Published 16 July 2013

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