Marie only has 25 days of holiday a year and cannot understand why there is no more provision for the school holidays.
“I don’t see why there aren’t more holiday childcare providers available for all ages as there’s so much demand among all the parents I know. We are all so exhausted.”
The thing is, there is holiday childcare:
Marie, 40, from Sheffield, is mainly struggling to secure adequate holiday childcare for her three-year-old.
“Holiday clubs here only take school-age children and his nursery is term time only. The only option I’ve found is enrolling him and my five-year-old in a nursery that can accept both ages, at a cost of £100 per day, which I can’t afford.
It’s just that it costs £100 a day to provide it.
OK, so you don’t want to pay this out of your income. Meaning you don’t think it’s worth it. Or, moving up a step, your labour isn’t worth that £100 a day that the childcare would cost.
At which point why should someone else – ie, some taxpayer – be paying for your childcare that isn’t worth the having of?