Thursday, 19 February 2015

Liberal Democrats childcare policy would save families thousands of pounds

Liberal Democrats plans to extend free childcare will save families thousands of pounds, Liberal Democrats Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

Liberal Democrats will provide 15 hours of free childcare to all children of working parents aged between 9 months and 2 years old. Under the policy, the average family will save £2,670 each year.

Speaking on his weekly radio show on LBC, Call Clegg, Nick said:

"One of the things we’ve discovered over time is that the kind of help you give as a society to little children, before they’ve even hung up their coat on their first day of primary school, has as dramatic, if not more dramatic, effect on their subsequent ability to do well in life than actually what happens as teenagers in the classroom."

You can hear more from Nick by watching the video below.