This timely report considers how childcare services are meeting the needs of parents working atypical hours. Using information from a survey of Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships in England, a survey of childcare providers from two local authorities and a number of case studies, the report addresses in particular what helps and what hinders the development of such services.
It will be invaluable to policymakers, employers, academics and organisations with an interest in developing childcare services.
June Statham and Ann Mooney are Senior Research Officers at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. They have extensive research experience in the field of childcare and parental employment, work and care within families and family support.
Introduction; The demand for atypical hours childcare; Developing services to meet atypical work time; Conclusion.