Price-of-living: Working two jobs to make ends meet is tough when childcare is so costly – Hayley Matthews


The Scottish Government provides some free childcare but many parents working two jobs need more (Picture: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)
The Scottish Authorities offers some free childcare however many mother and father working two jobs want extra (Image: Oli Scarff/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Extra particularly, childcare for under-fives. We’ve our infant in nursery most days till 3pm and we’re very grateful for the place.

Nonetheless, I do know many mother and father who want extra time as they work till late. These with this situation appear to be those with little or no assist, the mother and father who should do all of the drop-offs and pick-ups as a result of they don’t have any household shut by to assist.

It is actually powerful for many households. It is primarily as a result of children who’re underneath faculty age do not have golf equipment out there to assist and I am undecided if it is because youthful youngsters require extra nursery employees per little one. Nonetheless, there are few choices for these with younger children who’re making an attempt to carry down a job.

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One mother or father instructed me she was having to do a full-time paid nursery place as a result of she could not do the pick-up at 3pm, while one other mother or father instructed me she solely works nightshift.

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It virtually looks like we’re going again in time to when the moms wanted to remain at house with the kids.

It is nice that we have now 30 hours of childcare from the federal government however there may be little in wrap-around assist for these with no household to assist and a job that runs previous 3pm.

So except you are in a position to pay £1,000 a month for a personal nursery, what are you able to do? I haven’t got the reply however I do know one thing is required to assist numerous households who’re working two jobs to fight the rising price of residing.


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