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Childcare strategy 'could benefit the Island for decades'

Sector responds to UK plan to get working parents back into work

Government's new Childcare Strategy, once implemented, could 'benefit the Island for decades.'

That's the hope of one provider on the Island, in light of comparisons to the Manx plan to that announced in the UK Budget last week.

Jeremy Hunt outlined a number of measures to get people back to work, including giving working parents in England 30 hours of free childcare, for children under the age of five.

Gary Pierce, Owner of Hopes and Dreams Childcare Group, says the sector appreciates that the Manx Government has gone down a different route:

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