In terms of this being an equity/unfair issue. I don't see it as that as no one is being deprived of something they need, unless they are working, studying, looking for work or at risk. It is not a judgement. It is a financial issue for me. Full stop.
If this extends to Preschool, this is something children need, there is evidence to back this up, then for me it would become a philosophical argument, currently, I am assuming the universal access of Preschool for 15 hours a week will continue, so I am discussing it from this point.
I may not have made myself perfectly clear, but this is where I stand.
Yes *subsidised care*, if people are paying, that is their choice. I am speaking purely from a government subsidy perspective.