Childcare costs up to £5,000 more each year than mortgage

Twenty five hours of childcare in a nursery for a child under two costs an
average of £109.89 a week in Britain, double the cost of the average weekly
household food shop.

The most expensive nursery, based in London, costs £494 per week for 25 hours
of childcare.

More than half of all families with children use formal childcare every year.
Since 2009, the cost of childcare has risen 27pc while wages have stagnated,
squeezing household spending.

Full-time childcare absorbs between 20pc and 30pc of most parents’ annual
income, the survey found.

Anand Shukla, chief executive at the Family and Childcare Trust, said: “When
even part-time childcare costs outstrip the average mortgage for a family
home – and many parents have to spend more than a quarter of their income on
childcare – it’s clear that our childcare system isn’t fit for purpose.”

“The Family and Childcare Trust wants to see all political parties commit
to a long-term childcare strategy that delivers for parents, providers, and
crucially, for children.”

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