A fifth (17 per cent) of parents had to call in sick last year in order to manage childcare during the six week summer holiday. A further 12 per cent of parents had been forced to give up their jobs entirely due to a lack of childcare.
Grandparents step in to care for children as costs rise and work pressures increase.
A cross party inquiry reveals widespread failures for disabled children across the childcare system.
A third of employees feel there is stigma or resentment from work colleagues around flexible working, according to new research with Netmums.