Erinn Meloche is a Toronto market research specialist and was only a month away from returning to work after being away for maternity leave. She got news that her daycare was closing and the search began.
Meloche and her husband Glenn Attridge were prepared to fork out $3,400 a month for child care for their baby and pre-schooler which is more then their monthly mortgage. “The biggest stress in our lives has been finding child care and we are not alone,” she said. The ministry officials discovered the daycare was operating without a licence with 23 children on Dec. 11 and again on Feb. 8 with 37 children on-site so the province issued a compliance order to close.
What do you pay in child care? Is the expense for daycare just too high for parents to afford?
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