Policy, Research & Campaigns
Daycare Trust maintain a high profile through our policy work. We provide informed comment on key childcare issues to the media and government, ensuring that the benefits of childcare and the issues faced by parents are well understood.
Further information about Policy.
We conduct independent and robust research on behalf of a number of government departments, charities and research councils.
We are renowned for our research, which is central to our campaigning for local, affordable and high quality childcare for all. Our research brings together parents, childcare providers and policy makers, as we develop policy to offer real choices to families to balance work and family life.
Recent successes include ‘Quality Costs', a piece of ground-breaking research defining high quality childcare, and setting out how much it will cost to fund its roll-out across England. We are currently undertaking research into the use of informal childcare, a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Further information about Research.
We run ongoing campaigns on childcare issues. We are campaigning against cuts to Sure Start Children's Centres which are currently taking place across the country.
Futher information on our Campaigns.