What we need for equality

Gingerbread's campaign blog

Read the news, trying to find the proof that affordable, easy to access childcare is THE solution to mothers, single or not, getting a fair deal at work…well it seems it is a bit more complicated than that:

My easiest point of reference is France, being French myself. I see and hear my friends moan at the French system and how they have to pay at least Euros5.00 for a day at the nursery provided by their company. Needless to say my sympathy threshold is rather low, but I lend an ear, as friends do.

Getting back to the news, the French do have one of the cheapest, most accessible childcare systems in the world; even the BBC says so. Therefore, French women should be sorted, skipping back to work after 6 months spent with the lovely children who will be raised fantastically well with the most polished table manners…

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