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Offer wraparound childcare for Forces families

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We will offer wraparound childcare for Forces families.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.52

Our verdict

  • This is a promise that the government will offer childcare for military families covering the periods before and after the school day, so-called ‘wraparound childcare’.
  • In July 2020, the government announced a planned pilot scheme of wraparound childcare for service personnel based in Buckinghamshire from September 2020, with further schemes expected in 2021.
  • With a pilot scheme planned for 2020 and more anticipated in 2021, this policy is ‘in progress’.

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