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The All Party Parliamentary Group for Childcare and Early Education

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Childcare and Early Education brings together Parliamentarians and leading members for the childcare and early education sector to promote and facilitate discussion on key policy issues.


In July 2018, the APPG for Childcare and Early Education held a successful lobby of Parliament, with a large group of providers meeting with over 50 MPs. You can read more here.

About the Group

Tulip Siddiq for Hampstead and Kilburn The APPG for Childcare and Early Education was constituted in September 2017 as a timely response to a growing number of issues facing the sector, including the Government’s 30-hour ‘free’ childcare policy, business rates, and VAT. This cross-party group provides a forum to constructively examine and debate the role that policy makers can play to support childcare and early education providers, and to help ensure that every child gets the best start in life. The Group is chaired by Tulip Siddiq, Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn. Further details about membership of the APPG for Childcare and Early Education can be found here.

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Group Sponsors

The Group is supported by a range of leading organisations from across the childcare and early education sector who help fund the running of the Group via its secretariat, Connect.


CACHE: CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making us the UK’s leading sector specialist.  


Foundation Stage Forum: For over ten years the FSF has been a platform for a passionate and vibrant community of EYFS professionals, including nursery practitioners, childminders, reception teachers, advisers and consultants, and educators and writers.  


National Day Nurseries Association: A registered education charity, the NDNA campaigns the national government to secure a positive future for the childcare sector.  


Early Years Alliance: A registered educational charity, the Alliance represents 14,000 member settings and supports them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.



 Tops Day Nurseries: A leading chain of nurseries across the south of England.

Contact the Group

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Group, please contact Charlie Wells on