Our nurseries have been the victims of neoliberalism. 17% of childcare settings in working class areas are closing and many more have to charge for ‘additional extras’ like nappies and food. Nursery staff are some of the lowest paid workers society.
In this session, we will combine a fun craft activity for kids with breakout discussion groups for adults to collectively develop an alternative strategy for UK childcare that prioritises community not capital. The activity will be open to children of all ages.
Miranda Hall is a researcher, New Economics Foundation (NEF) and activist with Womens’ Strike UK
Lucie Stephens is Head of Co-production at New Economics Foundation (NEF).
The New Economics Foundation is a UK-based think tank. NEF believe that together we can change the rules to protect the planet and build a more equal society within which everyone has a say in how the economy is run.