Technology is more important than ever before, adding to the costs.
If there's one thing I want my children to gain from their early years of school, it's a love of learning – a natural curiosity and desire to dig deeper and ask questions. So when the end-of-year report cards for each of my three children flooded into my inbox recently, I browsed them with passing interest, but that was about it.
We've just started getting all the bills and now we are freaking out.
'I never knew how hard it was.'
When Sam Squiers began reading books to her eldest daughter, she struggled to find the right kind of story to read her.