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Affordable Childcare Committee - timeline

Follow the Affordable Childcare Committee's timeline here. Links to individual oral evidence sessions and transcripts are below. The Committee published its report on 24 February 2015. It was debated on 18 March 2015.

Appointment

The Committee on Affordable Childcare was appointed on 12 June 2014. A call for evidence was published on 3 July 2014.

Call for evidence

Public evidence sessions

Wednesday 9 July at 10.40am

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  • Olivia McLeod – Director for Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education
  • Jacob Soper – Deputy Director for Universal Credit strategy, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Tom Smith – Director of Customer, Strategy and Change Policy for Tax Credits and Child Benefit, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Wednesday 16 July evidence session

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Panel I: Parental perspectives

  • Anand Shukla – Chief Executive, Family and Childcare Trust
  • Julie McCarthy – Head of Policy, Research and Communications, Working Families
  • Caroline Davey – Director of Policy, Advice and Communications, Gingerbread

Panel II: Providers

  • Purnima Tanuku OBE – Chief Executive, National Day Nurseries Association
  • Neil Leitch – Chief Executive, Pre-school Learning Alliance

Wednesday 23 July evidence session

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Think Tanks

  • Dalia Ben-Galim – Associate Director for Families and Work, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Adam Memon – Head of Economic Research, Centre for Policy Studies

Wednesday 15 October evidence session

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Panel I: Quality

  • Gill Jones - Deputy Director for Early Education, Ofsted
  • Sandra Mathers - Senior Researcher, University of Oxford
  • Ivana La Valle - Research Consultant, University of East London

Panel II: Quality and the childcare workforce

Professor Cathy Nutbrown - Head of the School of Education, University of Sheffield and author of Foundations for Quality: The independent review of early education and childcare qualifications, published in June 2012

Wednesday 22 October evidence session

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Panel I: Examining the evidence: IFS study

  • Professor Mike Brewer - Director of MiSoC, University of Essex
  • Dr Birgitta Rabe - Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Panel II: Childcare, child poverty and social mobility

  • Jonathan Rallings - Assistant Director, Strategy Unit, Barnardo's
  • Alison Garnham - Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group
  • Helen Barnard - Policy and Research Programme Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Panel I: Workforce: pay, qualifications & quality

Wednesday 29 October evidence session

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  • Ben Thomas - National Officer (Early Years Education), UNISON

Panel II: The role of schools

  • Valentine Mulholland - Policy Adviser, National Association of Head Teachers
  • Sarah Bagshaw - Finance Director, St Bede School, Bolton

Panel III: Early education for 2 year-olds in school (in closed session)

  • Cathy Street - Research Director, National Children's Bureau
  • Joyce Connor - Director, Early Childhood Unit, National Children's Bureau

Wednesday 5 November evidence session

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  • Councillor Liz Green - Deputy Chair, Children and Young People's Board, Local Government Association
  • Alison O'Sullivan - Vice-President, Association of Directors of Children's Services

Wednesday 19 November evidence session

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  • Lena Levy - Head of Labour Market Policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Martin Pratt - Director of Children, Schools and Families Services, London Borough of Camden
  • Marjorie Strachan - Head of Inclusion, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Liz Bayram - Chief Executive, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

Wednesday 26 November evidence session

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  • Sam Gyimah - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education

Wednesday 3 December

The Committee met in private.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

The Committee met in private.

Wednesday 4 February 2015

The Committee met in private.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

The Committee met in private.

Report

Tuesday 24 February 2015

The Committee published its report.

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Evidence

Read published oral and written evidence received by the Affordable Childcare Committee.