This is a #RadicalChildcare film.
#RadicalChildcare is a place-based system change initiative to create systemic change in the way we imagine and deliver childcare. It is increasingly clear that childcare across the UK is unaffordable to many, is insufficiently flexible to cater to increasingly diverse demand, fails to generate better outcomes for disadvantaged families and can undermine aims to promote children's development. The childcare workforce is underpaid and undervalued and with 98% of the workforce female, it is a highly gendered workforce, where you can often earn more by working in McDonalds. Government attempts to improve provision seems focused on over promising and underfunding a broken system. There is an appetite and sense of urgency amongst many parents, practitioners and experts for transformative change.
In the #RadicalChildcare film we have brought together; design thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, parents, economists and practitioners to share their experiences and challenges in creating, sustaining and developing childcare initiatives that are flexible, affordable, equitable and relational.
How might we build a system for children fit for the 21st & 22nd century?
Film produced by Paul Stringer.
Discover more at radicalchild.care