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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.”

You can read more from the Family and Childcare Trust on the survey’s release here. You can download the survey here.