Only Labour Will Guarantee Every Child, No Matter What Their Background, Gets The Care They Deserve

When Labour published our manifesto today, I was particularly proud of the pledge that we will extend free universal childcare to 30 hours of free childcare a week for all 2-4 year olds - not just as shadow education secretary but as a working mum myself, who relied on the early years support that the last Labour government provided. 

Ensuring that every young child gets a fair start in life will transform the lives of millions.

High quality early years education will bridge the gap between maternity leave and full-time school and we know it is those years that are most important for children, especially in the most disadvantaged households. 


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