The London childcare project was funded by London Councils, and coordinated by Daycare Trust, in collaboration with the Pre-school Learning Alliance. The project began on 1 September 2008 and ran until 15 September 2012.
The aims of the project were to enable parents to have better access to childcare information and to quality services, to facilitate provider practice exchange and capacity building, and to influence policy at all levels.
Visit this section to read or download information and tips about how you can support parents to help their children learn at home.
Workshop on both the two-year-old roll-out and revised EYFS - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL - for information on prices of future open workshops on this topic, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The section below provides news items which may be of interest to London childcare providers and other stakeholders.
London childcare providers survey 2012 - results now out!
A big thank you to the 418 of you who responded to our 2012 London childcare providers survey - a great response.
The results were presented at our Annual London Childcare Providers Forum on 24 May 2012, and attracted major media coverage. This included a half-hour programme on BBC London Radio which had interviews with Sarah Teather MP, Minister of State for Children and Families, Boris Johnson, Tessa Jowell, and Anand Shukla, Daycare Trust Chief Executive, to discuss the survey findings. You can see our press release here.
London childcare providers forum - 24 May 2012
Click here to see more information about our very successful 2012 annual London childcare providers forum, and to view the presentations.
Outdoor Play showcasing event - November 2011
A very successful Outdoor Play showcasing event took place at Limelight Family Learning Centre on 24 November 2011, hosted by Pre-school Learning Alliance Lewisham. Speakers also included Dr. Ute Navidi, Chief Executive of London Play and Joanna Witt, Forest School Coordinator at Eastwood Centre for Schools and Families, LB Wandsworth.
You can view the presentations and other materials here:
'The importance of outdoor play' - Val Pope, Lewisham Pre-school Learning Alliance
Daycare Trust response to London Assembly review into childcare
Daycare Trust has submitted both oral and written evidence to the London Assembly Health & Public Services Committee Review into access to childcare for Londoners, in addition to helping disseminate a London Assembly providers survey.
Joint Daycare Trust and Save the Children research with parents
Daycare Trust and Save the Children have jointly published a report on the high cost of childcare, and particularly its impact on low-income families. A special briefing on London - 'Making Work Pay - The Childcare Trap' - shows how high childcare costs are affecting London parents' ability to work, train and study.
New 'Childcare for the Capital's children' campaign launched
Read more about our new campaign working with London families, on access to childcare.
Third Sector London manifesto launched
On Wednesday 3 March 2010 Daycare Trust, along with 14 other children's charities in a London Child Policy Forum, launched 'United We Stand: A Voluntary and Community Sector Manifesto for London's Children and Young People'. It set out the changes needed to improve the future for London's children and young people.
For more information, and to subscribe to the London e-bulletin, download the project flyer or contact Deborah Brodie, London Childcare Project Manager, at: email@example.com or on 020 7940 7512 (direct line) or 020 7940 7510 (switchboard).
Making More Great and Affordable Childcare a Reality