Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Leicester City Council backs living wage increase
From next month, 1,800 low paid workers employed by Leicester City Council will receive a pay rise in line with an increase in the real Living Wage.
The staff, including school staff, will be given a 30p per hour pay rise, from £8.45 to £8.75, representing an annual increase of almost £600 a year for full-time staff. The increase will cost the city council, who adopted the Living Wage in April 2013, an additional £400,000 per year.
Peter Soulsby, City Mayor, said: "We remain fully committed to the real Living Wage at Leicester City Council staff. It is is an important part of efforts to tackle low pay in Leicester and I would like to see all local employers adopting it.”