In its latest survey, the Army Families Federation wants to find out what challenges families are facing with accessing childcare and what extra support they would like…

The MOD is currently considering how service families can be better supported with their childcare – whether for under-fives, before and after-school care for primary aged children or holiday clubs for older children.

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is encouraging families to have their say about the unique childcare issues they face – do they have difficulty finding a nursery place due to frequent postings? How do they cope if they are posted far away from their family?

AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade said: “Access to high-quality and affordable childcare can be an issue for many families, but army families can face unique challenges due to service life. Our survey will gather evidence on these issues so that AFF can highlight how army families can be better supported.”

Known for their work in pushing for positive changes that affect army families’ lives, AFF is committed to ensuring families’ feedback is heard by decision makers at all levels – and acted upon. And this latest survey will be no exception.

Families are strongly encouraged to have their say before the survey closes on 21st February. They can take part here.

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