The parents of 2821 Cambridge children aged between 2 and 4 will benefit from a Labour Government’s plan to give 30 hours free childcare a week.
The radical expansion of free childcare to all, exceeds the Lib Dems’ offer, and will save families thousands of pounds a year. A parent of a two year old not currently eligible for childcare support would save over £5,000 a year and parents with children aged 2-4 who are currently only eligible for 15 hours, would save over £2,500 a year.
The move comes as new analysis shows childcare costs have risen twice as fast as wages under the Tories.
Daniel Zeichner said: “This is the real change that the next Labour government is going to bring to people’s lives. In a costly city like Cambridge this kind of support will make a real difference for mums, dads and grandparents.”