|I'm a Mummy get me out of here!|
From the A Mother's Work MeMe I was astonished to discover that the UK is pretty much alone in this attitude. In France, for example, parents are able to claim back approximately half the cost of their childcare from the government. Apparently the SAHM is a rare breed in France as childcare is so affordable.
I was foolishly expecting something to come out of the budget announcements the other day, silly me. As mother.wife.me rightly says;
"Until we have universally better childcare support, huge numbers of mothers will continue to have to make tough financial and personal decisions about returning to the workplace. Women, and mothers in particular, are being forced out of the work market."
The cynics among us might argue that the government is making it purposefully hard for women to work, that they want us out so there are more jobs for the boys, that the country is more stable when mum is stuck at home. Oh and thanks Tory government for taking away child benefit for those who earn over 60k. If you have two partners each earning 49k though you can keep it, it's nonsense.
What do you think?