Story: Women and men

Childcare

Childcare

With mothering and paid employment came the expenses of childcare. In this 1989 photograph, Helen (in the foreground) has dropped off her daughter Saskia to Jan, an in-home carer (who is also holding her own daughter). Helen and her son James are checking that he has everything before they leave for his day-care centre.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2190
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - Challenge and reaction: 1960s–1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29259/childcare (accessed 7 March 2021)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017