Childcare and early years
Coram Family and Childcare works to make the UK a better place for families by bringing together findings from our on the ground parent-led programmes and our research to campaign for solutions that parents want and need.
We focus on childcare and early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term.
The charity’s approach is to listen, innovate, advocate and support, in order to achieve long lasting change for all families. We focus particularly on those who face disadvantage or multiple challenges, including social exclusion, precarious work conditions and poverty.
Parent-led programmes, such as the Parent Champions National Network, reach thousands of disadvantaged families each year, and the charity’s childcare surveys have become the definitive source of information on the cost and availability of childcare in the UK each year.
Our research has highlighted the challenges families face in finding affordable childcare, and kept the issue high on decision makers' agendas. CFC's annual Childcare Survey is considered the definitive source of information on the cost and availability of childcare nationwide.