My son and daughter in law live in the US, and I am horrified by the lack of maternity leave. 3 months max, which means 2 of my grandchildren will be in full time nursery (8 til 6) from 3 months old. The eldest was in nursery in the U.K. for 3 days a week (9-4) from 9 months. The UK nursery was very high quality, but the US option seems to be much less regulated, staffed with unqualified carers etc. Obviously the kids 'can't afford' the more expensive options. There is zero free childcare in the US, unlike here.
I worry constantly about the impact this will have on all of them. There's nothing I can do, but I wondered if anyone in here has any experience of US childcare and can reassure me a bit?!
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