Summer childcare costs climb over £100 per week for first time
The weekly cost represents a jump of more than nine per cent in a single year. Six authorities reported average childcare costs of £175 per week.
Families with two children could face child costs exceeding £850, the BBC reports.
Family and Childcare Trust Chief Executive Anand Shukla said the rising costs and cuts to youth services could mean many children being left unsupervised during the summer.
“With holiday childcare costs rising faster than wages, and with the average weekly rate in Britain now breaking the £100 a week threshold, we are likely to see more parents forced to take unpaid leave – or unable to afford to enter the labour market – and more children left without adult supervision during the summer break.”
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