Here we go again, women whingeing about the cost of childcare. It's simple missus, if you can't afford them don't have them. I see no good reason why a single 5p of my taxes, taxes that I am still paying as a pensioner should go to people who want everything handed to them on a plate. Mrs F did not return to work until both of our children started school and she ensured that when I was away she was able to take them to school and pick them up until they were big enough to make their own way. This particular issue really does make me so very angry.