Employers For Childcare and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have published a new report on the role of childcare in lifting families out of poverty.

Tackling Disadvantage through Childcare was launched in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Thursday 11 January with Alan Herron, PlayBoard Chief Executive attending.

PlayBoard contributed to the development of the briefing paper, highlighting the valuable contribution of school-age childcare. The report provides an important contribution as we seek to progress realisation of an effective Early Learning and Childcare Strategy capable of delivering play-based, quality childcare services that meet the needs of children and parents.

Read more and download the report at www.employersforchildcare.org/news-item/childcare-briefing-presentation