Opinion

Friday 24 November 2017

Investing in high quality early care and education will benefit children

High quality early childhood care and education services are positively beneficial for children
High quality early childhood care and education services are positively beneficial for children

Toby Wolfe

David Quinn (‘State-subsidised childcare is not the way to help harassed parents’, 30 January) is right to say that Donna Hartnett’s letter struck a chord.

But he is wrong when he suggests the response is a simple choice between ‘State-subsidised childcare’ and parents looking after their children at home.

Yes, parents need more support – including entitlements to paid parental leave and stronger work-life balance policies, so that working families can strike a happier, less stressful balance between work and family life.

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