There are approximately 9 million* people who make up the grandparent generation of ‘unofficial childcarers’ in the UK. The launch of a new website and range of workshops from The Grandparent Hub aims to offer support and create happiness through the grandparent years with upbeat and positive advice, tips and ideas.
A new place for grandparents
Grandparents are now the number 1 childcare solution, above nursery day care and childminders, which saves parents over £16 billion a year in fees*.
According to research conducted by the Grandparent Hub, around a third of grandparents look after their grandchildren a few times a week, with 72% planning day trips and other activities. The majority prefer activities where they can get involved rather than accompanying them to clubs and classes, with 88% favouring playing games, 85% visiting the park and 80% reading together.
But how easy is it to find new activities and ideas that...