Better child care

The Conservative Manifesto promises the money for 30 hours child care a week to families where both mother and father go out to work and they have a child or children aged 3-4. This doubles the current position of 15 hours free child care a week.

The modern reality is many families do have two working parents. Child care is expensive, and everyone wants their child to have good quality child care they can trust. That means paying decent salaries to people capable of looking after the children well in a safe and interesting environment for the child.

This policy should be most welcome to young families in Wokingham. Bringing up young children is a costly activity, and often coincides with other large bills as the family moves into a family home with all the attendant costs. 30 free hours of childcare a week should be a welcome help.


Published and promoted by Thomas Puddy for John Redwood, both at 30 Rose Street Wokingham RG40 1XU


  1. Iain Gill
    April 17, 2015

    Why should a couple with one bread winner subsidise a couple with both parents working? Get lost you are throwing the election away.

  2. Narrow Shoulders
    April 17, 2015

    2.5K extra per year (total £5K) means that the family must earn £35,000 per annum just to break even n the childcare.

    Why encourage more people into servitude and add tot e increasing costs in our society, If society in general had less money fewer families would need two breadwinners for a decent standard of living.

    This money would have been better sent on a full transferable tax allowance which would have given families the same amount of money but allowed mothers (or fathers) to look after their own offspring.

    I am fed up with government subsidising people to work with my money. (Tax credits and childcare are subsidies to companies).

  3. alan jutson
    April 18, 2015

    Another solution would be to bring back the FULL transferable personal tax allowance.

    Never understood why this was ever discontinued, as it meant if you wanted to bring up your own children (as many do, and would want to) then it helped.

    In this modern age it does not have to just apply to married couples, it could equally apply to partners.

    1. Narrow Shoulders
      April 20, 2015

      Wholly agree with this

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