I feel sorry for my friends that have children small enough to need day-care in a kindergarten when they are at work as the day-care centers close the school vacations here in Finland. I can understand that the day care shuts down during the month of July when the day-care personnel have their summer vacations, but if you do not have any grandparents or other relatives in the same town, or the same country for that matter what can you do?!?
But stay home with your kids and loose the pay. And with blended families you have to decide who's turn it is to stay home with whom's kids.
Thank God my off-spring is big enough to make me some tea at least, when home from school!