My childcare is always reliable”” said no working parent ever. Before Covid-19, we pieced together options and hoped for the best.
Then, anything and everything — a sick child or sitter, school holiday, summer break, bad traffic — would render it useless. Although school has become the primary ‘childcare’ for families with kids over the age of 5, it’s not the same as childcare and closes hours before most businesses do. It’s always been a logistical and financial nightmare.
Now, what was already unmanageable has become completely unsustainable. Parents are overloaded with work, childcare, household tasks and distant learning.
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