The high cost and inflexibility of childcare is sending parents into meltdown

Money Clinic Podcast: Childcare in crisis

Parents took to the streets across the UK last month to protest against how women are pushed out of the workforce by an early-years system that costs workers in England almost two-thirds of their median weekly take-home pay.
However, the inflexibility of the system also hits their earnings power and future career progression.
On this week’s episode, presenter Claer Barrett hears from podcast listener Jess, who has been forced to work part-time to juggle childcare arrangements. Recently, her life was thrown into chaos when her daughter’s nursery suddenly closed its doors.

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This story originally appeared on: Financial Times - Author:Persis Love