The Childcare Conundrum

How to make childcare both high quality and affordable for all

The benefits of nursery education or other childcare options to a child’s development are well established as are the benefits to women who wish (or have) to work. Recent research by the Women’s Budget Group suggests that there would also be benefits to the economy of investing in a childcare system which was universally available. This seminar, organised by Fair Play South West and sponsored by University of the West of England, will explore why the current model of childcare provision and funding is not delivering for all women who need it and will discuss alternative models. The aim is to agree actions which will help shape political thinking.

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Friday 21 October 2016

10:00 - Registration and refreshments

10:30 -

Welcome and introduction - Jackie Longworth, Chair, Fair Play South West

Statistics on Take Up - Giselle Cory

Plenary Discussion - Q&A

11:20 - Refreshment break

11:40 -

The Childcare Business - Jackie Real, Childcare
Services Workforce Development and Project Manager, Bournemouth Council

Impact on a Woman's Career - Jinny Uppington

An Employer Perspective - Rob Sims and Cathleen Johnson, Airbus

Plenary Discussion - Q&A

12:45 - Lunch and Networking

13:45 -

An Alternative Model - Jerome De-Henau, Women’s Budget Group - 'Childcare as infrastructure. Universal free childcare. ITUC research report'

Round Table Discussions - Fair Play South West Facilitators

Plenary Discussion - Action planning - 'What do we want to achieve? How can we achieve it?'

15:00 - Close

Fair Play South West


Friday 21 October 2016

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Attendance is free, but places are limited. Please register via Eventbrite


The Dartington Suite
Wallscourt Farmhouse
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, BS16 1QY


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