We focus on childcare and early years to make a difference to families’ lives – now and in the long term – notably through running our Parent Champions programme to reach some of the most isolated families and publishing our annual Childcare Survey. This is the definitive source of information on the cost and availability of childcare nationwide.
We listen to families to provide effective support in ways that work for them, and advocate to achieve long-lasting change, particularly for families who face disadvantage or challenges, including social exclusion, precarious work conditions and poverty.
Our parent-led programmes
We run parent-led programmes that enable parents to share information and ideas that help families achieve their potential. Through these programmes, we reach and support thousands of disadvantaged families each year, and build an understanding of the challenges parents face.
Research and advocacy
- Our research provides data on the issues families face and holds government to account
- Our research has highlighted the difficulties for families in finding affordable childcare, and kept the issue high on decision makers’ agendas
- Our advocacy work builds momentum in the media and among decision makers for solutions that are grounded in our parent-led programmes and research
£149 per week
is the cost of the just one part-time nursery place
of local areas have enough childcare for parents working full time
Over 7000 parents
are helped by our Parent Champions each year, helping them to overcome barriers to using services
Making a difference for families
Visit the Coram Family and Childcare website to find out more about our parent-led programmes, research and advocacy.Learn more about our work with families