Because we’ve stricter regulations than everyone else.
Childminders and nurseries will be able to double the number of children they look after under radical plans to cut care bills for working families.
Ministers are considering a move to copy French childcare rules where each member of staff can look after up to eight children. In England the limit is just four toddlers.
It’s pretty damn simple isn’t it? Impose regulations that make child care more expensive and child care will be more expensive, won’t it?
But here’s a radical idea. Why not just remove the regulations altogether? Allow parents to decide themselves how many of their darlin’ ickle snotdribblers they want somone, of whatever qualification level they desire, to be looking after?
You know, this idea that government can fuck off out of large parts of life thing?