Table 3: Usual carer for the child during mother’s absence at work*.

Usual carerNumber Percent of children*Percent of carers*

Grandmother 10752.237.8
Father7737.626.0
Child care centre 5325.917.9
Grandfather2411.78.1
Family child care**146.84.7
Other family member115.43.7
Other104.93.4

Total296—*100.0

*Of the 205 children, 123 (60%) had one usual carer, 67 (32.7%) had two carers and 15 (7.3%) had three. **Family child care refers to a child cared for by a foster mother in her home.