The availability of childcare to help parents into work and training is vital in tackling child poverty. But childcare affordability and flexibility are major barriers facing single parents who want to take up work or get qualifications, with the quality of childcare an associated concern.
If you are a single parent on a zero-hours contract how can you get reliable childcare when you need it, and which doesn’t leave you worse off? How do you pay for childcare in order to retrain for work or for better …
To contribute to the Scottish Governments Child Poverty Delivery Plans OPFS undertook an on-line and
paper-based survey on single views on the impact of poverty and what they felt government
OPFS welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving and increasing high quality, flexible early learning and childcare
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP made the following announcement on childcare funding at the SNP conference in October: “By 2020, we will deliver 30 hours a week for every three and four year old and eligible two year old……And each …
We recently carried out a survey of single parents in Glasgow asking about their policy priorities.Three key areas are: childcare; welfare reform and employment.
One Parent Families Scotland warmly welcomes the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s commitment to extend free childcare – parents are desperate for a fairer system.