The Labour Party has vowed to spend £1bn on opening 1,000 new early years centres in England, saying they would get parents back to work and help children achieve.
The Lib Dems are promising working families subsidised care for children from the age of nine months.
The Conservatives say they are already "investing record amounts in high-quality childcare".
Martin Gollan paints but also works with print and video. He recently has been working with local charities and their beneficiaries to dynamically illustrate the impacts of austerity and welfare reform.