More importantly, though, I think the commenter has completely misunderstood Polly. Polly and her kind DON\’T believe that the best carers for under-threes are their parents. They believe that the best carers are experts in child development. That\’s why she wants an increase in childcare staffed by university graduates. Send the unqualified, untrained mothers (or fathers) back to work so that their children can be properly looked after by highly trained, qualified staff.
This is a puzzle isn\’t it?
Here we\’ve a left arguing in favour of the commodification of something. That it\’s better that something be done for money, out there in the impersonal marketplace, than it be done for love inside the family.