By Lucy Powell - 12 December 02:28
We should be celebrating, not berating, the role parents play in the workforce and in society.
By Lucy Powell - 18 November 03:38
Parents are struggling to cope with a triple whammy of rising nursery costs, plummeting childcare places and cuts to support. Labour is offering an alternative.
By Vidhya Alakeson - 27 September 12:00
The party needs to show how new 'guarantees' will be delivered. If not, the Tories, with their offer of more money in parents’ pockets, could win the all-important female vote.
By Imogen Parker - 16 July 04:41
The changes announced today by Liz Truss are unlikely to significantly reduce costs, boost quality or widen access to early years provision.
By Lucy Powell - 12 July 10:56
High-quality childcare should be seen by government as an issue for business and a key infrastructure priority. But ministers have nothing to say on the subject.
By George Eaton - 11 June 08:37
The party will table a Commons vote to enshrine the current ratios in law after confusion over the government's position.
By George Eaton - 06 June 10:01
The Deputy PM says it is "flatly wrong" to say he approved the changes and that the coalition only agreed to a consultation.
By Spencer Thompson - 27 May 08:00
Without greater long-term investment, the relaxation of ratios is extremely unlikely to lead to the savings promised by ministers.
By George Eaton - 09 May 05:42
The party seeks to set the coalition parties against each other after Clegg warns that relaxing ratios could damage the quality of childcare.
By Gavin Kelly - 19 March 04:39
By prioritising support for dual-earner couples, the coalition is shunning backbench Tory calls to favour the 'traditional' family.