Astute Fools may have noticed that I haven’t been writing for a while. The reason for this, as some have correctly guessed, is because I’ve been on maternity leave following the birth of my baby in the spring. Aah!
Of course, my returning to work has meant that my husband and I have had to find suitable childcare arrangements for our daughter, which, as all family Fools know, is not a cheap business. Childcare costs in the UK are the highest in Europe, and with the average full time cost of a nursery place in the UK costing £141 a week, and those in London and the South East costing far more that that, every penny counts….