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Every family with children under school age should have a right to high quality, genuinely affordable childcare. Norway sets an example, combining 'a legal guarantee to a place for all children with fees that are both low overall and income related'. Services are provided by a mix of public, private and voluntary organisations. The state covers 85% of childcare costs and limits fees to ensure affordability. It maintains high quality by regulating staff qualifications, limiting profit extraction and ensuring that parents sit on kindergarten boards. Among developed countries, Norway consistently ranks in the top 5 for child wellbeing.

Child Care

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