1. Introduction 2. Contextualising the Study 3. Childcare Policy: International, National and Local Perspectives 4. Middle Class Families 5. Inside the 'Black Box' of the Family: Gender Relations and Childcare 6. Power, Control and Communication: The Hidden Logics of Childcare Relations? 7. 'Making Up' the Middle Class Child 8. Conclusion: A Market in Love?
'This book would be of interest to academics and policy makers, especially those working in early years provision. In addition students of sociology, gender studies and social policy may gain valuable insight into a complex set of issues. Finally the book could also appeal to or at least enlighten parents facing decisions about their own children's education.' - Gender and Education