The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is working with the Southwark and Lambeth Childcare Commission (chaired by Tessa Jowell MP) to find out how to improve childcare across the two London boroughs. Have your say in their survey if you live in the area and are parent or guardian to children under 16.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is a registered charity that publishes research on social policy issues.

The Southwark and Lambeth Childcare Commission aims to make recommendations for Lambeth and Southwark Councils to provide more high-quality, accessible and affordable childcare.

The Commission will examine the challenges and opportunities in this area and make recommendations for changes to policy and practice at a national, regional and local level to secure childcare provision that:

  • is accessible and affordable to parents,
  • supports parents to be economically active
  • is flexible enough for the 24 hour economy and working patterns of parents
  • delivers quality education and development for children in the early years
  • delivers an appropriate offer for older children

The IPPR survey is for people with dependent children living in Southwark and Lambeth. The survey is there for the IPPR to get a better understanding of what childcare people use now, how well they think it meets their needs and how they think it can be improved.

Please complete the survey if you live in the area and are responsible for at least one child under 16. You will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £50 shopping vouchers.

For more information, email research@ippr.org

How to respond

This consultation ended on Monday 6 October 2014 and is now closed for responses.