Childcare 'worse in deprived areas'

Press Association

Families living in deprived areas are more likely to receive a poorer standard of childcare, according to a new study.

Around six in 10 childminders (61%) working in the most disadvantaged areas are rated as good or better by Ofsted, compared to 77% of childminders in the richest areas, a new report by the Policy Exchange think-tank claims.