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Care costs may be earnings linked
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The report is available for consultation until September
Nursery fees for parents with young children in Jersey could be linked to how much they earn.

A review of childcare and pre-school education has recommended all agencies involved in childcare work together.

The independent review was carried out to see if there is enough childcare for pre-school children.

There has been concern that free nurseries provided by Jersey States schools were forcing some fee-paying private nurseries to close.

Those nurseries provide childcare all year, whereas the States facilities do not.

The report recommends the Education Department, the Jersey Child Care Trust and all other groups involved in nursery care should work more closely together.

It has also recommended a gradual fees system be introduced for all nurseries, with parents means tested to see whether they can afford to pay.

The report is available for consultation until September.




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