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Some 43% of parents with two children under five say new Government childcare policies have not helped them, according to workingmums.co.uk annual survey.
The survey, sponsored by McDonald’s, questioned over 2,400 parents. Looking only at those parents who had two children aged under five, the survey shows the 43% didn’t find the 30 hours extended childcare for three and four year olds and tax-free childcare helpful, even though they knew about them.
Some 19% said they spent more than £1K a month on childcare.
Comparing the general results for all parents with those with two children under five, the survey showed some interesting differences:
The comparison showed mums of younger children were more likely to feel that their flexible working had had a negative impact on their career progression:
Interestingly, mums of younger children were less interested in retraining [63% compared to 67%] and in starting their own business [58% compared to 62%].