‘Providers will need funding to cover the cost of vacant places’

The economic fallout from coronavirus will bring families in and out of eligibility for the two-year-old and 30 hour entitlements. This will profoundly affect provider models as demand shifts and changes impacting on place sufficiency, capacity and use. Parental use of childcare has changed for a very long time, believes James Hempsall.

'The paid-for childcare market may plummet'.
'The paid-for childcare market may plummet'.

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