You are invited to a launch of the final report from “Childcare during COVID-19” – a major study examining the effect of the pandemic on the early years sector, its workforce and the families who rely on it. Drawing on two waves of surveys with 5,542 responses and 321 interviews with 197 participants including nursery managers and workers, childminders, nannies, parents and grandparents.
The findings demonstrate the financial pressures experienced within the sector, their uneven impact and the ways in which the pandemic has exacerbated existing intra- and inter-household inequalities.
Helen Hayes MP, Shadow Minister (Education)
Dr Kate Hardy, Project PI, Associate Professor, Leeds University Business School
Professor Jennifer Tomlinson, Project PI, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, Leeds University Business School