Petition for childcare for working parents
I would love to know your thoughts on this…
I have included a link to the petition towards the end of this article if you wish to sign.
I seen this last night and it had 20,000 signatures – over night it has got over 50,000 more so it is obviously something feel strongly about.
The description of the petition reads ”Free childcare is in place for 2 year olds where the parents have low income and mostly on benefits and don’t work. If the parents are not working then their children don’t need childcare. My husband and I work very hard to provide for our family but have to pay huge amount of money for childcare. When childcare is paid for when both parents are working it makes a huge dent in income, we could do with the help. All children deserve this, It seems as though I would be better off not working.”
I can definitly see where they are coming from. I am lucky enough to be able to work from home so I don’t need childcare very often but before I started Ashleigh Money Saver I used to work in a pharmacy and my daughter used to go to day care whilst my older two were at school – it used to cost me £££’s each month and I would only have about £40 of my monthly wage left after I had paid the child care bill.
What are your thoughts? Should working parents be entitled to free childcare? Should their be a heavily discounted scheme in place?
If you wish to sign the petition then click here…