Nine Media’s Becky Howard today wrote a blog post for We Are The City
“I’m a working mum. I’ve got two kids, one at school and one in nursery, and while they’re there, I can devote my time to running my business (www.ninemediatraining.com) and my freelance journalism. I work between 3-4 days a week, which for me is about right just now.
I’m one of the lucky ones. Because the actual reason I can do this – balance work and family commitments in a way that is right for me – is because my husband’s salary can help with childcare costs.
The truth of the matter – and something which I hate to admit, even to myself – is that if I was a single mother, or had a partner on a lower salary, I wouldn’t be able to afford to do this. I would probably have to stay at home full-time, whether I wanted to go to work or not. Because the cost of childcare is so prohibitive, there would simply be no choice.
Recent stats out this week show that many parents in the UK are paying more for their childcare annually than they do for their mortgage…”: READ MORE