Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)
Yes, Means-Tested (France)
No, It Should Not Be Subsidized
In today's economic environment it is making more sense to move back toward the multi generational home. I don't mean kids sitting idle in their parent's home, I mean adult couples moving their aging parents back in with them. There are benefits all around. Grandparents make great childcare providers since they genuinely love their grandkids. Unfortunately many will not consider this because it may step on their personal space. Priorities people, PRIORITIES. Your kids are your greatest asset, and your parents hold your greatest debt. Assuming they are not like the OP they put you first so you could be who you are today. Three generations in a home works very nicely. Believe it or not, your parents may still be able to teach you a thing or two.