Sonia Meggie – Women of the World Festival – Childcare Utopia: what can we learn from Nordic parenting?

Childcare Utopia: what can we learn from Nordic parenting?

This panel explored the policies that put Nordic countries at the forefront of childcare.From generous Swedish parental leave to the Finnish baby box, dating back to the 1930s and credited with helping Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates, have the Nordics created a childcare utopia?

Discussion: what the exact policies are and if they would work in other contexts, and consider how Nordic-style childcare can support gender equality.


Speakers include:

Heikki Tiittanen, ‘founding father’ of the Finnish Baby Box Company;

Jo Swinson, Former MP

Sonia Meggie, Diversity Consultant and Founder of Inspirational YOU

Sophie Walker Former leader of the Women’s Equality Party.

Chaired by Claire Cohen, Deputy Women’s Editor of The Telegraph.

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