We have much to learn from Nordic states when it comes to childcare | Letter

  Working parents are supported by properly funded services staffed by well-paid educators, writesPeter Moss Re your comparison of childcare costs (Report, 12 September ), unlike the UK, Nordic states do not provide “childcare” by low-paid workers – a service that parents are expected to buy from private businesses. They provide education for young children in services staffed by relatively well-paid educators; support for parents is taken for granted through longer opening hours and well-paid leave – the result of a generous welfare state funded by progressive taxation. Emeritus professor Peter Moss University College London • Have an opinion on anything you’ve read in the Guardian today? Please email us your letter and it will be considered for publication. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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