The MLA for East Belfast put pressure on the Economy Minister as he outlined plans to increase Northern Ireland’s gross disposable income.
Chris Lyttle MLA said: “There is no point addressing disposable incomes while continuing to ignore the growing costs of childcare facing working families.
“There has never been a fully functioning childcare strategy and because of that Stormont has consistently let working families down. As the weeks and years go by families remain at a disadvantage.
“I’m calling on the Economy Minister to work with his Education counterpart to ensure they deliver what OFMdFM failed to do in the last mandate – a strong childcare strategy aimed at giving our young people the best start possible.”