Parents face struggle to find nurseries or childminders as pandemic leaves providers bankrupt

Maya Oppenheim reports on the long-term impact of coronavirus on the childcare sector

Roughly two thirds of early years providers decided to close their doors after the government implemented the coronavirus lockdown - with many of the nurseries and childminders attributing their closure to financial issues
Roughly two thirds of early years providers decided to close their doors after the government implemented the coronavirus lockdown - with many of the nurseries and childminders attributing their closure to financial issues

Parents will struggle to find nurseries or childminders to send their children to as providers are sent out of business by the coronavirus crisis, experts warn.

Roughly two-thirds of early-years providers decided to close their doors after the government implemented the lockdown - with many nurseries and childminders attributing their closure to financial issues.

The majority of services that decided to stay open are losing money due to a sharp drop in demand in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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