PARENTS could soon be able to spend their £2,000 childcare benefits on clubs for their tiny tots – like baby gym and footie classes.
بوريس جونسون revealed he is looking at overhauling rules so struggling families can use the cash more “flexibly”.
Families are entitled to up to £2,000 a year to help with the cost of childminders and nurseries.
But despite bills rocketing to eye-watering levels, حول 1 million parents do not take up the cash.
The PM said take-up is “disappointingly low” and he is determined to fix it to help with the cost of living pain.
He told Mumsnet “I am looking at a few things” to ease childcare costs – which are the highest in Europe.
“One is to make it easier to be a childminder – they can make a huge difference
“The other thing is – can we be more flexible in the way you spend your entitlement to childcare?
“Things like tumble tots or little kickers – you can’t use childcare funding for but maybe you should be able to in the future?”
He said he wants to “encourage take up by having more flexibility”.
بوريس – who has two young sprogs with wife Carrie and other children – reveals he has been changing lots of nappies after welcoming his baby daughter Romy five months ago.
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Asked how he juggles being a PM with the demands of fatherhood, هو قال: “The more you put in the more you get out.”
أضاف: “Carrie obviously does more than I do. I won’t conceal that fact from you.
“But I think if you sat her down and interrogated her she would say I do a lot.”