Expand Free Childcare in Wales

The Welsh Lib Dems are proposing that 30 hours of childcare per week should be funded for every child in Wales aged between 9 months and 4 years old.

Childcare costs are one of the most pressing issues facing families up and down Wales right now. In a cost of living crisis, expensive childcare is even more of a problem than it was before the pandemic.

Making it easier for parents to access affordable and flexible childcare would be good for the parents, their children and the Welsh economy.

The frightening cost of childcare is holding our economy back by keeping parents out of the workforce because for many families it is more cost-effective for a parent to stay at home than return to work. And other countries show that investment in childcare is a good return in investment for the economy as a whole.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for the Welsh government to fund 30 hours of childcare per week for the 90,000 children in Wales aged between 9 months and 4 years old, regardless of the work status of the parents.

You can view our full plan for fully funded childcare and early years education HERE

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