Podcast: How the third national lockdown is affecting Early Years childcare

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change

Kate Hardy is an Associate Professor in the Work, Employment and Relations Division at Leeds University Business School. Her research interests include issues surrounding sex work; the body and work; disability; gender and work; black, informal and underground economies; paid and unpaid work and labour; theorising work and labour; labour organising and social movements.; trade union organizing; women's movements; disability; agency and resistance. Xanthe Whittaker is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change. Her research considers digital transformations of work and their effect on the employment relationship, with a particular focus on social, political and ethical aspects of the development of technology in the labour process.

Xanthe Whittaker and Kate Hardy

Drs Kate Hardy and Xanthe Whittaker discuss how COVID-19 has caused disruption to Early Years education and childcare, and the impact that has had on workers and staff, particularly during the third national lockdown. 

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This podcast episode was recorded remotely in January 2021. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available here.

This project - The Impact of COVID-19 on the provision of early years childcare in England and Wales - is an ESRC/UKRI funded project. 

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