Lockdown has made UK families reconsider the cost of childcare – and they’re furious | Gaby Hinsliff

Somehow we have ended up with a system that’s too expensive for parents, but not lucrative enough to pay staff properly

Build the tower up, only to knock it to the floor. When my son was tiny, he could play that game for hours. As he got older, often it felt as if I was doing the same.

, Lockdown has made UK families reconsider the cost of childcare – and they’re furious | Gaby Hinsliff, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Childcare for working parents is one huge wobbling Jenga stack, in which someone is always yanking out the brick that brings everything crashing down. Child running a temperature? Crash. Stuck late at work? Crash. But increasingly, what’s collapsing it is the cost.

Continue reading…

More Stories
Post-Brexit trade deals mean firms will miss out on freeport benefits