The Prime Minister is understood to be looking at ways to give extra support to parents with pre-school children – a target group in swing seats.The Daily Mail reports.
Mr Johnson is looking at two proposals. The first would give an extra ten weeks a year of free childcare for parents of three and four-year-olds. Currently, the 30 hours offer covers around 38 weeks a year – but this could rise to up to 48.
The alternative, and more expensive, plan is to offer 15 hours of free childcare for all parents of two-year-olds.
The manifesto, thought to be at least a fortnight from publication, will herald Mr Johnson’s multi-billion pound pledges on the NHS, education and policing.
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