From the BBC, in part: Now, 2.2 million parents stay at home, down on 2.8 million in 1993, the survey commissioned by uSwitch.com said. ...
The survey found one third of working parents thought their children would have a better quality of life if they stayed at home, and seven in 10 parents would do this if money was no object.
It also said that for 18% of parents with children under two, the main carer had to stay at home because they could not afford childcare. The cost of childcare for the under-twos had risen by 33% in the last six years to £8,268 per year.
Hat-tip to Full Time Mothers.