Our Childcare Affordability Report examines the average cost of childcare relative to earnings across Great Britain. See how your area ranks against the national average.
Download the full Family Investments Childcare Affordability Report
With over 36 years experience working with families, Family Investments knows that managing the care of children whilst at work is one of the biggest pressures any family faces. That's why we have published the most comprehensive analysis of local childcare costs and affordability in Great Britain in our first ever Childcare Affordability Report.
We've used information from the report to build a tool to help you look at affordability in your own local county. This calculator allows you to see the cost of childcare relative to average earnings. The childcare costs are based on paying for nursery or a childminder for 25 hours a week for a full 52 week year. Earnings data is based on average full time and part time gross earnings.
Are you surprised at childcare costs in your area? Let us know your thoughts via Twitter - we're @familyinvest.
Suffolk was the only county in which researchers were unable to collect data.
In June 2012 the Prime Minister announced a commission on childcare to look at how to reduce the costs of childcare for working families and burdens on childcare providers.
Family Investments has submitted evidence to the commission focusing on the huge variations in the cost of childcare at a local level across the country. Family Investments is urging the Government to tackle this growing problem and help ease the pressure on working families.
Read our full response here
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* All figures as at 31st December 2012
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