Childcare, Choice, and Class Practices by Carol Vincent

By Carol Vincent

Childcare is a subject that's often within the media highlight and keeps to spark heated debate within the united kingdom and all over the world. This booklet offers an in-depth learn of childcare coverage and perform, reading heart category mom and dad’ number of childcare in the wider contexts of social type and sophistication fractions, social replica, gendered obligations and conceptions of ‘good’ parenting. Drawing at the result of a qualitative empirical learn of 2 teams of heart type mom and dad residing in London localities, this publication: takes under consideration key theoretical frameworks in childcare coverage, surroundings them in broader social, political and fiscal contexts considers the advance of the united kingdom government’s childcare process from its beginning in 1998 to the current day highlights the severe debates surrounding center classification households and their collection of childcare explores mom and dad’ stories of childcare and their relationships with carers. this significant research involves a couple of thought-provoking conclusions and provides priceless insights right into a complicated topic. it truly is crucial examining for all these operating in or learning early years provision and coverage in addition as students of sociology, category, gender and paintings.

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2001; Himmelweit 2002b; Uttal 2002) demonstrates that it is not just a question of the quantity of childcare but also of its quality and nature, and these judgements about quality and nature will vary socially and geographically. The mere provision of childcare is not adequate as a policy response to the problems of combining caring for children with employment, (Duncan et al. 2004, p. ’s argument points to some central issues in the future development of childcare. A quasi-market in childcare, similar to those in education and health, may one day be the result, or more optimistically Children’s Centres may 38 Childcare policy provide ‘a bridgehead for introducing a more social democratic orientation into early childhood policy, holding out the prospect of integrated and inclusive centres as basic provision for all young children’ (Moss 2004a, p.

The future of Sure Start is however contested (see Glass 2005; Hodge 2005) but it seems clear that local programmes will be wound up within the next two years as Children’s Centres appear. Glass (2005) asserts that ‘little [of the Sure Start philosophy and ways of working] will remain but the brand name’. The strategy lays out plans for the extension of paid maternity leave to nine months from 2007 with a planned extension to twelve months by 2010. Some of that leave may be transferable to fathers.

However, concerns have been expressed in relation to funding, the timescale of the expansion, and staff recruitment and training (Vevers 2004a, p. 10; National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) 2004). Affordability is likely to remain as a stumbling block to access. A full-time place with a childminder now averages at £127 per week or £157 in the south-east. Another recent survey by the Daycare Trust into the impact of the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit on parents and childcare providers in the capital found that the average cost of childcare in London is ‘significantly’ higher than the rest of the country, meaning that even with tax credits, childcare is 34 Childcare policy unaffordable for many parents (Daycare Trust 2004b).

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