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Politics at play: Why is nursery still so expensive?

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The government says their much anticipated childcare reform, offering two-year-olds 15 hours a week of free childcare, is hitting targets. But parents and providers say the scheme’s rollout has been chaotic. Today, we go to a pre-school to find out what the reality looks like. 

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  • Rachel Mortimer, Assistant Money Editor, The Times and The Sunday Times.
  • Josephine Godbold, owner and director, Sunny Kids Pre-Schools.

Special thanks to Desiree Chantarasak, and the children and teachers at Sunny Kids. 

Host: Manveen Rana.

Clips: UK Parliament, BBC Breakfast. 

Further listening: Childcare is a mess. Who will tidy it up?

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