'It's very discouraging': Childcare in London scarce and expensive, report says

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives sheds light on childcare issues facing many parents

For London mom Trish Earhart, navigating the high costs and long wait lists for childcare in the city means thinking carefully about every part of her life.
She and her partner go without expensive vacations and new things, and have deliberately spaced their children so that she could watch her oldest at home while she was on maternity leave with her youngest. Still, she said, budgets can be tight.
"If we had to pay two daycare bills, we wouldn't make it," said Earhart. "So we have to be very cautious with everything we do."