How do women build a career when they have pre-school children and their partners are in full time work? For well paid professionals a nanny is often the answer, but those on lower incomes often rely on relatives for affordable and flexible childcare. One relatively new solution, dubbed extreme childcare, is to find after hours and even overnight nurseries which allow parents to meet the growing need to work long hours and shifts. Emma Jacobs visits one of the few nurseries in the UK to offer such care.

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