Childcare Policy Options for Wales

Project status Completed

The Public Policy Institute for Wales was asked by the First Minister to support the Welsh Government in developing options for extending support for childcare in Wales. Specifically, to model the potential impacts of offering 20 hours additional free childcare for three to four year old pre-school children.
We set out to estimate the impact on household incomes and maternal employment; and to estimate the impact on Welsh Government and UK Government budgets.