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Working together for better childcare
Daycare Trust has been working for high quality, accessible, and affordable childcare throughout the UK for 25 years. We have been at the forefront of change and have seen our campaigning transformed into Government's policy with the introduction of Sure Start, Children's Centres, free entitlement and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Much still remains to be done. While Daycare Trust has succeeded in bringing about many improvements over the past two decades, we still need to work hard if we are to help local authorities to improve provision, ensure higher take-up in the most disadvantaged communities and achieve our ambition to expand the free entitlement to more families for longer hours. And sustained funding will be essential to ensure settings are of the highest quality yet remain both sustainable and affordable to all the families that need them. But we cannot do this alone.
As the leading childcare charity, Daycare Trust's membership scheme is tailored for your organisation's/company's needs. To find out which package is right for you see the different membership types below.
The National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS) and Daycare Trust have now merged and work together to support families through local Family Information Services (FIS).
Who should join?: Family Information Services and Children's Information Services
As an individual member, you will be kept in touch with latest childcare news, Daycare Trust research and policy. We would encourage all those who have a professional interest in childcare to ask their organisation to join the campaign. However, if you are working on your own in the sector, this is the category of membership for you.
Who should join?: Those working on their own in the sector, students or individuals.
Community and Voluntary Sector membership
As a Community and Voluntary Sector member you will not only be kept in touch with latest childcare news but also exclusive access to download our publications for free.
Who should join?: National and local voluntary agencies, nurseries and pre-schools, individual children's centres, after-school settings and union branches.
Local authority membership
As a local authority working in a fast-moving and challenging environment, you need high-quality information, you can rely on, about the latest developments in early years' education and childcare policy and practice. This new category of Daycare Trust membership aims to give local authorities information, representation and consultation about the way forward in early years' education and childcare.
Who should join?: Any local authority
Membership of Daycare Trust offers the corporate community unique access to information and resources on childcare, whether you are a SME or a Times 200 company, Daycare Trust can provide you with unrivalled membership benefits.
Who should join?: Any corporate organisation
As a valued member of our Chinese network we will keep you up to date on our progress as a charity, our research and publications and what we are doing in China. Recently Daycare Trust appeared in BBC China with our research on the impact of childcare costs and mothers returning to work or study.
Who should join?: Any provider of childcare and early education in China.
If you are a parent and would like to join Daycare Trust you can join our Parent Network for free.
The new name for Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute.
Report reveals childcare is the luxury that families have to afford as figures show that nursery, childminder and after-school club costs are all rising at more than double the rate of inflation.
The two charities merged on 1 January 2013 and the new charity will be launched in April 2013.
A review of Daycare Trust's achievements in 2012