Tag Archives: nursery fees

How much do children cost?

Boy did you pick the right week to ask this question. I say this because I’ve just looked and Tesco has a sale on. I’m kidding. I actually say it because, after reading this article on soaring nursery fees, I’ve been doing quite a lot research into the cost of raising a child. Read more

Should parents have to pay nursery fees when their kid is too sick to go?

There are many downsides to having a sick kid, but one that people rarely discuss is the fact you have to pay nursery fees even when your little one is too ill to go. This might not seem like a big deal to non-parents, but given a lot of nurseries now charge in excess of £70 per day, a nasty bout of chicken pox or hand, foot and mouth can cost parents whose children are under the age of three over £350 per week per child – and that’s before you even think about any income they’ve lost through having to take time off work. Read more