If you are a parent in the UK, then I am sure that you are already more than aware of the staggering cost of childcare in our country. It has recently been reported that the cost of full-time childcare now stands at a staggering £164 a week; this may seem like a perfectly acceptable, and dare I say it reasonable figure for those working in the City and earning upwards of £65,000 per annum.
Special childhood memories are the first foundations for our moments of joy in adulthood. We learn
how to take delight in the things around us, and how sharing these moments builds loving, happy
relationships. The enchantment of make-believe and magic is what being little is all about, and we as
parents and carers have the wonderful responsibility of sprinkling that magic for them!
Over Christmas everyone's routine changes as we accommodate additional social engagements and seasonal commitments into our usual schedule. Expectedly, our household staff also request to take some of their annual leave to spend quality time with their own family over Christmas and into the New Year.
There are many aspects that come into play in a child's developmental process. Some of these include physical, emotional, mental and social development. The child would need a conducive environment that fosters the proper development of all these processes. This is what proper childcare has to offer.