Childcare

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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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The Guardian view on falling birthrates: to parent or not to parent? | Editorial
Editorial: Pronatalist policies seem beside the point when existing families’ needs are ignored

Editorial

20, Sep, 2021 @5:53 PM

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British ‘baby shortage’ could lead to economic decline, says thinktank
Social Market Foundation suggests measures including better childcare provision to increase birthrate

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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We have much to learn from Nordic states when it comes to childcare | Letter
Letter: Working parents are supported by properly funded services staffed by well-paid educators, writes Peter Moss

Letters

15, Sep, 2021 @4:29 PM

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‘This has felt like my rock bottom’: a mother on child care and food banks
Sophie Hook is struggling to find work that will fit around childcare for her two-year-old daughter, Nellie

Alexandra Topping

14, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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High cost of childcare in UK makes low-income parents resort to food banks
Of those polled, 16% of parents with a household income of under £20,000 said they had used food banks as a result of childcare costs

Alexandra Topping

14, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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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, says the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

13, Sep, 2021 @2:20 PM

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‘The cost is insane’: the UK parents unable to afford childcare
More people are being forced to make sacrifices such as quitting jobs in order to look after children

Alexandra Topping

12, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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UK failing on childcare, finds survey of over 20,000 working parents
Major study shows childcare system that is financially crippling, hinders careers and needs radical overall

Alexandra Topping

12, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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