Childcare for my daughter means that she learns valuable life skills that will follow her in her developing years. For me I am able to return to the workforce. Continue to utilize my skills without the need for retraining. The cost associated with work/childcare is a massive hit to the family budget. I see many families choose to not go back to work because of the costs of childcare. When you spend $18000 per year for 1 child in childcare per year, after the rebate it makes you wonder if the expense/value is worth it.