Young children playing with a wooden railway train set

UNISON helps found new coalition for childcare and early education

The coalition aims to build public and political support for early education and childcare

Children playing with toy cars

The increasing pressures of raising a family

Childcare costs on top of rising household bills are putting working parents, but particularly women, in a very difficult position

Orchard Day Nursery must be saved, says UNISON

Staff, parents and children have been treated abominably

Blog: A significant step forward for pregnant workers and new parents

UNISON has been working with Dan Jarvis MP on a bill, which just passed its third reading, to provide additional protections in the workplace

Breakfast clubs will give pupils the ingredients for learning

Modern childcare system is the heart of any decent society

Families will be thrown a lifeline by early-years plans

Restoring Sure Start centres is a major priority

Labour plans will transform working lives of women

Commenting on Labour’s proposals to improve the workplace for women, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “Balancing work with caring for children or elderly parents and running a home can be a struggle for many women. “Good employers know that paying women fairly, offering them generous maternity leave and pay packages, along with flexible […]

Childcare plans will make a huge difference to young families and nursery staff

Young families across the country are struggling because childcare costs are such a massive drain on their finances.