‘Be open and honest’
Elizabeth Duff, senior policy adviser at NCT, says, ‘The cost of childcare can often be too much, whereas getting help from Grandma or Grandad is an easier option for most.
‘Of course, this doesn’t stop folk feeling guilty as it may mean that grandparents are having to hit pause on something in their life.
‘However, I don’t think I know many grandparents who would begrudge any time spent with their grandchild.
‘Everyone’s circumstances will be different, but we all just have to make it work best for our situation – something that’s easy if you can be open and honest.’
Nursery isnõt cheap