Today the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published Double Dutch: The Case Against Deregulation & Demand-Led Funding in Childcare. This paper is partly a response to Affordable Quality: New Approaches to Childcare which was published in May and argued that the childcare structure used by the Netherlands should be adopted in the UK. In contrast, the new report suggests that there should be a universal 'national entitlement' to early years care, modelled more closely on the Danish model.
To read the full text of Double Dutch, click here. You may also want to listen to this snippet from yesterday's World at One programme, which examined the costs of childcare.