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Underpaid and undervalued: the reality of childcare work in the UK

Despite the important job they do, wages for people working in childcare tend to be low.

  • Eva Lloyd
  • The Conversation

These workers earn less than the average wage across all UK employment sectors and barely half that of qualified teachers.

123 1aIn the latest government provider survey, it was found almost 20% of day nursery workers in England earn less than the national living wage – including 10% of those aged 25 and over.

In contrast, qualified teachers working in state nursery schools, children’s centres or state primary nursery classes receive nationally agreed pay and…

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