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Lockdown ideas for parents: sooper books

Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson hit the nail on the head when they sang, “The best things in life are free. Now that COVID’s ruined the economy.” Okay, okay, so that’s not exactly what they sang. But times are hard, money is tight and if you can show me a parent who doesn’t want to hear more about a website that offers up free children’s stories, then I’ll eat your hat (after thoroughly scrubbing it with an antibacterial wipe).

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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