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One in eight childcare workers in England earn less than £5 an hour

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Report finds workload and lack of career development having an adverse effect on the sector One in eight childcare workers in England earn less than £5 an hour, according to new research which warns that low pay, high workload and a lack of career development are having an adverse effect on the sector. The Social Mobility Commission report says there are signs the early years workforce is becoming increasingly unstable, warning that high staff turnover risks undermining the quality of provision and disadvantaged children's outcomes.
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One In Eight Childcare Workers Paid Less Than £5 An Hour, Report Exposes

One In Eight Childcare Workers Paid Less Than £5 An Hour, Report Exposes

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. One in eight childcare workers are paid less than £5 an hour, a new report which warns the UK faces an early years workforce crisis has found. The Social Mobility Commission says the childcare sector is “increasingly unstable” and it could affect the quality of education and childcare provision for under-fives. It comes as the Covid-19 crisis threatens to close scores of nurseries and childminders struggle to make ends meet. But the SMC underlines how the sector has...
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