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Nursery and childcare

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MaggieMay60 Thu 18-Jan-18 08:30:21

Is it me?? Just watching BBC breakfast and one of the news items was the fact that Nurseries are complaining that they are not receiving enough money from the government for the 30 hours free childcare and they were having to ask parents to provide nappies and lunches for the children....surely parents should supply these anyway, they are getting the childcare for free and if they were at home they would provide the nappies and lunch. When I look after any of my grandchildren I never buy the nappies they are left with me by the children's parents! What is it with the world that everything is expected to be provided for free!!!

Iam64 Mon 22-Jan-18 18:48:49

Cold - thanks for your post, which makes the point I regularly try to make about the Scandi/Swedish systems. I stand by my belief that children are the future for all of us and therefore, its up to all of us to contribute financially and in other ways, to ensure they get the best we can give them.

Juggernaut Tue 23-Jan-18 09:42:12

Jalima
I didn't intend my reply to be 'snippy', so if it came across that way, sorry! flowers

SusieB50 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:57:50

Interesting comment about Sweden - a friend of myDD is "unexpectantly pregnant"with child no.3 ! There will only be 14 months between the 2 youngest so child care is going to be prohibitive if you add in after school care .They have no family around to help out. She works for a Swedish company and her OH is free lance so they have taken the decision to move to Sweden . Of course taxes are much higher there but you get what you pay for....

Iam64 Tue 23-Jan-18 10:10:43

Exactly SusieB50, higher taxes should form part of the responsibility we all share to support children and families

Jalima1108 Tue 23-Jan-18 10:51:04

Juggernaut that's OK

Sometimes posts can be taken the wrong way as you can't see facial expressions as you could when chatting over a brew. Some of mine have been taken the wrong way.
Have a cupcake to go with the brew

Cold Wed 24-Jan-18 16:00:26

Taxes in Sweden are a bit higher - but not huge unless you are a a very high income earner. It is no longer the 1980s with supertaxes.

Most average income earners do NOT pay national taxes. F, for example, on an income of £36,500 - you would pay about 23-27% net in local and county income taxes depending on where you live. This includes healthcare costs so there are no additional national insurance payments in Sweden as healthcare is included in your county taxes.