Editorial: No return to business as usual on childcare

The sector had been plagued by problems and high costs even before the onset of the pandemic

17th May, 2020
Editorial: No return to business as usual on childcare
The national childcare scheme has managed to dramatically reduce the cost of childcare for low income workers

The Covid-19 crisis has presented hundreds of thousands of workers with the daily challenge of balancing work with childcare.

The preschools, the creches and the schools have all been closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The normal safety valve of family and friends has been shut off due to the requirements to maintain social distancing. And now workers are facing the prospect of having to return to work in the coming weeks while creches and...

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