Working mothers caught in their own childcare Catch-22

With Irish women going out to work, someone will have to take care of their children.

4th August, 2007

With Irish women going out to work, someone will have to take care of their children.

Sarah feels awful dropping off her daughter every morning. The child’s only eight months old, but what can Sarah do? She’s in a trap. She works, but most of her cash goes on childcare.

She spends €925 a month on the Ladybug creche. That’s €11,100 a year. It’s more expensive because little Savannah is under...

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