On Friday I joined young mums at Braunstone Children’s Centre for a discussion around childcare as part of a series of sessions being run across the country by the Young Women’s Trust.
Mums were asked to give their views on issues including what childcare options are available to them, how they choose which childcare setting to their children to and how affordable childcare is.
They told me how the increasing use of casual and zero-hour contracts can make it really hard to choose childcare when they are not sure how many hours each week they will be working.
Their views will be fed into a report detailing problems with and solutions to childcare for young mums. Once completed the report will make recommendations to Government, local Government and employers.