there is an article on Yahoo title "Childcare costing £15,000 a year". its mainly about the rising costs of childcare and the increasing lack of affordability for parents. Anand Shukla, chief executive of Daycare Trust said is calling on the Government to pledge to provide free childcare for all two-year-olds by the end of the current parliament." what i cant believe is the comments that people have left. one guy said he cant see why the taxpayer should pay for someone's kids to be looked after. He has five kids and his ex-wife stayed at home to look after them in there pre-school years. Surely his tax credits, child tax credits and child benefits would cost a lot more than a full time nursery place for a child, so in a way the tax payer enabled his ex-wife to be able to go off work. someone else said that he has no sympathy for couples that take on so many financial commitments or are so career obsessed that they both have to work so dump their kids in a nursery, and these people may as well just drop the kids and put them straight up for adoption they are not going to have any part in their growing up are nothing more than surrigates. there are loads of stupid comments like this such as > we have fewer real families (only one parent working is a "real family") > if one parent isnt prepared to quit work then you shouldn't really be having children. Basically these people are moaning that mothers are trying to work to support their families. They would also most likely moan if all these mothers gave up work and lived off benefits too? They say how you should not have children if you cant afford to support them by living off one wage, so basically theywant only the richest to reproduce. when these people were children the cost of living could be covered by one decent wage. Nowadays, with the cost of housing and gas,electricity, petrol and food going up faster than inflation, it often takes two wages simply to get by. Lots of women would love to just stay home with the kids, but in modern times this isn't possible.