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As mums across the county breathe a sigh of relief now the children are back to school, spare a thought for the millions of stay-at-home mums with toddlers.

A new study reveals 1 in 5 mums with toddlers are so exhausted by the pressures of parenting they only enjoy half the time they spend with their little ones.

• 52% of mums with children under 5 didn't have any childcare support because they couldn't afford it
• 76% of mums wish for just an hour or two child-free time a week
• 43% said they would employ more childcare if they could afford it
• 25% of those who didn’t use any childcare said a...

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