Childcare

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West Virginians scramble to get by after Manchin kills child tax credits
Without those monthly checks 50,000 children in the state the centrist senator represents could sink into deep poverty

Zack Harold in Charleston, West Virginia

12, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Old dads learn new tricks from Australian children’s cartoon Bluey
Online fans admire equal parenting and innovative play practised by canine protagonist’s father, Bandit

Alexandra Topping

28, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Saga to introduce paid leave for birth of a grandchild
Travel and insurance firm is latest to introduce policies that support staff through key life stages

Mark Sweney

09, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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UK parents missing out on ‘tax-free childcare’ scheme, data shows
Exclusive: £2.37bn underspend on government’s flagship policy means just a fraction of eligible parents are taking up offer

Alexandra Topping

25, Nov, 2021 @3:53 PM

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After raising kids employers want to know if I have any special skills while asking about my ‘time off’ | Ashe Davenport
Primary carers are like the troubled sports stars of the workplace, employers just need to account for the unexpected

Ashe Davenport

24, Nov, 2021 @12:23 AM

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‘I don’t have a choice’: childcare cost preventing US women from returning to work
The pandemic has worsened childcare issues in terms of their expense, the low pay for workers and lack of accessibility

Michael Sainato

05, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Scottish minister’s complaint against nursery upheld by inspectors
Nursery that was subject of complaint by Humza Yousaf ‘did not promote fairness, equality and respect’

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

03, Nov, 2021 @3:31 PM

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US tech investor Joe Lonsdale refuses to apologise for ‘loser’ paternity tweet
‘Correct masculine response’ to newborn is for men to work harder, says venture capitalist

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @6:42 PM

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‘It is devastating’: the millennials who would love to have kids – but can’t afford a family
They are working three jobs, changing careers or moving to faraway areas with affordable housing in order to drum up enough money for children of their own. Sadly the numbers still don’t add up

Ammar Kalia

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sarah Solemani: ‘Fascists aren’t just monstrous robots. Understanding this might help us’
The actor and writer on her new series about the British anti-fascist movement, arguing with Steve Coogan about #MeToo and learning to surf

Michael Hogan

03, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The US has terrible family policies. How do expats fare abroad?
Three American families in three countries are delighted to find more generous leave and support in their new homes

Amanda Holpuch

27, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The economy has shafted millennials: now it wants their offspring too | Joel Golby
Yes yes, we know you can’t afford to have children. But if the economy tanks because of the low birthrate, you’ll be to blame, says Guardian writer Joel Golby

Joel Golby

23, Sep, 2021 @12:49 PM

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