Inside Brazil's hidden daycare economy

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Lindassi Pereira spends long days as a key player in Brazil’s informal childcare economy. As a ‘community mother’, she looks after infants and toddlers shut out of daycare centres by the deficient public system.
“It’s as if I am their mum really,” says Pereira, a 44-year-old from Embu das Artes in Sao Paulo state. “I help the child’s development in all ways, based on what they need.”