Free childcare for 2 year olds for all!!
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As a parent of 3 children and somebody who has never not worked, I am coming to the end,of my maternity leave and actually worrying about how I am going to be able to go back to work and put 2 children under 3 into childcare. I have read up on the reasoning behind the free care for 2 year olds for parents earning less than 16000 a year but I still cannot understand why that child should be entitled more than my child, a 2 year old with a 6 month old brother who obviously still requires a lot of attention therefore my 2 year old misses out on valuable attention and learning time that he requires. My first child was walking at 9 months as he had all of my attention plus attended full time nursery (as I worked full time) dry by the time he was 2 and talking in sentences fluently by 26 months... my 2 year old cannot speak more than 5 words, didn't walk until he was 13 months old and has,no intention of using the potty (as he cant tell me that he needs to use it). I am not medically trained, but I truly believe that early education does help in our children's development and why should my children suffer because I would like to return to work?
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