The costs of childcare have risen faster than inflation with nursery fees for the under-twos going up by almost 6%, according to recent figures from the
As wages stagnate and tax credits are cut, paying for someone to look after your child can have a big impact on the household budget.
Research suggests many parents spend more than a third of their income on childcare.
Whether you'd like advice on tax-efficient schemes like childcare vouchers or your obligations when employing a nanny, you can ask our panel of experts.
What parental leave rights do I have?
How might parental leave affect my pension?
What's included in nursery fees?
What are your obligations when employing a nanny?
How much will a childminder cost?
What childcare help does your employer offer?
Who is eligible for free early education places?
What government help is there to make childcare more affordable?
How do childcare vouchers work?
Paul Lewis was joined by:
• Helen Harvey, Payroll Services Director,
• Kate Groucutt, Policy Director,
• Nigel Kern, Money Adviser,
Money Advice Service
Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sally Abrahams