4Children has called for schools to stay open after lessons to help working parents.

anne-longfield-garden-scenew5105-460x306It comes as findings from a survey carried out by the charity to coincide with the start of the school year, highlight the struggle parents face finding childcare arrangements to fit with their working patterns and school opening times.

Challenges faced by parents include not having access to after-school clubs at their child’s school and a lack of available flexible childcare.

Of the 500 parents polled by Opinium on behalf of 4Children, between 26-28 August, nine in ten whose child’s school does not have an after-school club would like one, and four in five would like a breakfast club. Read full article…