Grandparents who help with childcare can save you up to £28,000 each year

A new online calculator shows how much parents could save on childcare costs each year thanks to the help of kind-hearted grandparents, with some families saving as much as £28,435

Grandparents playing with grandchildren (stock photo)
Many grandparents play an important role in raising their grandchildren (stock photo)

If you are lucky enough to have had a close relationship with you grandparents, Then you know how much special presence they can bring into the lives of the little ones.

And if you now have children to look after and your own mums and dads are often happy to step in and support you school is running, Friday night tea or children’s entertainment for the long time summer holidays You will realize how much of a life saver it can be.

All too often, however, grandparents are not credited with enough money to help parents save on the very high costs Childcare, with lots of nans and pops offering their time for free.

But if you’ve ever been curious how much you saved on childcare costs while your relatives helped babysit, now you can do the math yourself thanks to Online Gift Company prezzybox.

Grandparents could save parents thousands every year

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This is because they created a brand new one Nana kindergarten calculator before Mother’s Day to celebrate the significant contributions of heroic grandparents.

According to Prezzybox, “Kids are an absolute delight, until it comes down to childcare costs. Then you wonder how on earth you’re going to pay for it without selling your wedding ring, your car, and possibly a kidney.

“And then, if you’re extremely lucky, Supernana saves the day. She doesn’t mind looking after the little one while you go to work. And now you’re trying to decide if the day your baby was born was the happiest day of your life, or if it is this.”

To use this clever tool, parents simply add their location, with costs of course varying across the UK, plus the number of children under three and the number of children over three.

The online tool then asks how many days per week the grandparents look after children and calculates how much parents save in annual childcare costs.

For example, a London-based family with two children (one under three and one over three) saves a whopping £28,435 each year by having grandparents look after the children five days a week.

Prezzybox Brand Manager Ophelia Grffiths added: “We think grandparents should be celebrated for their tremendous contribution to childcare.

“With the cost of childcare rising, many families would be left virtually unemployed if they did not receive this support.”

You can try the calculator yourself here

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