Rising costs haven't really affected us.
It was already going to be too expensive for us to have even 1 or 2 children in care so we decided instead to have 2 more children to complete our family and i would stay home. We planned them as close together as possible to lessen the time that I would need to be home full time and so will have 4 children 5 and under once baby #4 arrives in September.
I work as a child care worker and my wage wouldn't have been worth returning to work for once we had to use Childcare.
We planned for me to study so that my return to work would be possible once all the children were at school/kinder so Childcare would not be an issue for us in the future.