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Just heard Cari on local radio on Grandparents taking over childcare.

(10 Posts)
glassortwo Tue 08-Jul-14 10:53:33

Cari has just been on our local radio regarding Grandparents taking on the childcare for Grandchildren.

Pity the interview was so ahort cari, I have recorded this morning to see what they have to say.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 08-Jul-14 11:07:36

Just done a longer one on 3 counties radio - some very interesting points made

glassortwo Tue 08-Jul-14 11:11:29

Thanks cari I would like to hear the interview, I will try to get it on I player.

Marelli Tue 08-Jul-14 12:07:39

I heard mention of it being on the radio, but missed it. I would've made sure I listened to it if I'd known Cari was to be on! I'll see if I can get it on i-Player.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 08-Jul-14 12:35:21

Eek it was very short - the one on 3CR was better grin it was at 10.50am

thatbags Tue 08-Jul-14 17:46:22

Haven't grandparents always been important in helping with childcare? Especially for people with low-paid jobs.

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 08-Jul-14 20:45:09

here is Cari's interview on 3 Counties Radio Round about 01.54.18.

glassortwo Tue 08-Jul-14 21:08:10

Ah thanks jingle smile

NfkDumpling Tue 08-Jul-14 22:24:16

Thank you - will listen later. smile

gillybob Wed 09-Jul-14 07:42:19

Back in the 1960's / 1970's My grandma and grandad looked after my sister and I when we were children to allow my mum to go out to work part time. My gran worked 2 jobs too but somehow she managed to jiggle things to look after us. My parents never looked after my children (so it seemed to skip a generation) and I look after mine to allow my son and DiL to work.

Nothing's changed that much really. Low paid parents will always have to work and most grandparents will step up to help with childcare. I wouldn't have it any other way. Only wish I didn't have to go to work myself and I would do an extra day.