Family and Childcare Trust Annual Childcare Survey
The Family and Childcare Trust have released their Annual Childcare Survey.
According to the survey, the average price for a part-time nursery place for a child under two is up to £116 per week in Wales, over £6,000 per year. This, the Family and Childcare Trust notes, is twice what Welsh families spend on groceries in a year.
The survey also revealed significant childcare shortages in Wales: only half of the local areas have enough childcare for working parents. The survey reports: “Not a single local authority reported there being enough childcare places for parents working outside of typical office hours.”