I am a single mother of two beautiful children: my son is 11 and my daughter is 8. I get help for my son via child support from his father as we were previously married. He's been very helpful in us raising our son. With my daughter, I get no help. I have attempted since she was 3 and I am on my own with this. Childcare is very expensive even for kids my age so I am still in a bind and would think that each case of childcare should be looked into and based on each situation not on a set level.