Monthly Archives: November 2013

5th November BBC World Service

Who’s left holding the baby? Episode 2

Why do these parents send their beloved daughter to live at a kindergarten all week when she is only three? Find out in this documentary on the BBC World Service when Madeleine Morris takes her daughter, Scarlett, to examine childcare in China. Listen here from 5th November. Plus you can listen to episode 1 here when Madeleine took Scarlett to Fiji.


3rd November 2013 BBC World Service

Who’s left holding the baby?

Wire Free has just made two documentaries called, “Who’s Left Holding the Baby?” with the reporter Madeleine Morris. The first one is here and sees Madeleine comparing life in an Australian daycare centre with a village in Fiji where the kids almost look after themselves. Who has it better? Episode 2 is here and sees Madeleine and her daughter Scarlett visiting a Chinese boarding kindergarten where children as young as three are left by their parents for the whole week.