Earlier this year, Birmingham City Council announced that from
April 2015 childcare providers in the city would only be funded to
deliver the free entitlement if they paid the Living Wage of £7.65
an hour. The uproar in the sector was well reported by Nursery World and
is easy to understand.
Last week, the Resolution Foundation hosted an event in partnership
with the Family and Childcare Trust reflecting on what we have all
learned in the decade since the 2004 childcare strategy about the best