Yes, I would wonder about how it would actually work:
To take Heather's point a step further - if your child worked shifts, then they may be at work at 8pm on Saturday, so is it baby-sitting or child-care?
I don't mean to be a damp squib - as one of the very first mums to benefit from Home Responsibility credits, and having seen the sacrifices some grandparents make for their families, I would love to see something work.
The only thing that I can think of is an extension to the Home Responsibility credit - at the moment it can be credited to either parent. I would think that it would be fairly simple to allow it to be shifted to another person such as a grandparent.
However, any legislation creates difficulties: what about the woman you regard as your gran, but who is not actually your legal relative? What about your aunt or cousin?
At the moment it works for a "whole family" - what if one gran looked after one child and another cared for the sibling?
It is possible, but would take some drafting!
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