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NDNA Head Office Yorkshire, 22 April 2005 – National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is today asking the three major political parties “Why hasn’t childcare featured in your election campaigns so far?”

Purnima Tanuku comments: “It is now 13 days until the election and we are yet to see childcare featuring at the top of any of the three major political parties campaigns. Whilst the parties have policies for childcare we have not yet heard the political parties debating the key issues around childcare. Childcare is such a crucial concern for the country and with day nursery care being integral to the lives of over two million parents who have considerable voting power, it is an issue that cannot be ignored.”

NDNA is asking all political parties to make a pledge to childcare, Purnima continues: “We believe that the next Government should focus on ten key areas to achieve a vision of childcare that is universal, flexible and high quality. These key areas...

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