Caroline Flint, who set up the first cross-party group for childcare, and was one of 101 Labour women MPs elected 20 years ago next month, reflects on the dramatic changes to early years policy since 1997.
Over the past few months it has felt as though childcare issues
have dominated the political age- nda. As welcome as this has been, the
reality is that childcare has always dominated the lives of almost every
working parent in this country.