Thank you for contacting me about childcare, parental leave and flexible working. I have noted the concerns of those taking part in the March of the Mummies protest.
The Department for Education (DfE) continues to look at ways to improve the cost, choice, and availability of childcare, and to encourage families to use their full entitlement of government-funded support.
The DfE has spent over £3.5 billion in each of the past three years on its early education entitlements and intends to continue this support.
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