Around the Clock: Childcare Services at Atypical Times (Family and Work Series)
By: Ann Mooney (author), June Statham (author)
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The advancement of the "24-hour society" means that more people are now working outside a traditional nine-to-five day. Increasingly employers rely on round-the-clock availability of their workers, often at short notice or on unpredictable shift patterns. As a consequence, many parents have jobs that require flexible working hours. Finding childcare that is both affordable and available for the hours needed is often difficult. This 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 looks at what helps and what hinders the development of such services. The report offers: a multi-method approach to investigating the development of childcare services for atypical working hours; an analysis of the barriers to developing childcare services for atypical working hours; and recommendations for policy and practice.
"Around the Clock" will be valuable to policy makers, employers, academics and organisations with an interest in developing childcare services.
Ann Mooney and June Statham are 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.
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