Whether it is ‘outsourced’ to ‘professional childcare providers’ or a parent remains at home to care for their own child, the cost of childcare is considerable.

Whether it is ‘outsourced’ to ‘professional childcare providers’ or a parent remains at home to care for their own child, the cost of childcare is considerable.

The TUC has recently publicised figures showing the rise in childcare costs and demanding that government does more to increase the affordability of nursery places. TUC’s Frances O’Grady said, “Parents need subsidised, affordable childcare from as soon as maternity leave finishes to enable them to continue working, and so mums don’t continue to have to…

Brain development is being altered as a consequence of inadequate and poor early bonding, and empathetic characteristics weakened

Brain development is being altered as a consequence of inadequate and poor early bonding, and empathetic characteristics weakened

On the Radio 4 Today programme this morning (14th September 2017) there was much discussion about children who seemed to have little or no empathy. Some of these children are clearly an enormous problem and very difficult to cope with, and one particular case was being discussed; various psychiatrists were addressing lack of empathy in…

Our changing world

Our changing world

What a year this has been! The Referendum in the UK on EU membership will create significant change, it would appear at the moment, for an indefinite period. The Presidential Election in the USA resulted in the election of a candidate who had not previously held any political office. In France, to the surprise of…