Charity raises concerns over cost of childcare

  • Interview with Claire Harding from the Family and Childcare Trust by ITV News Anglia's presenter Jonathan Wills

A new report has raised concerns about how much families are spending on looking after children.

The government says it's spending more money than ever on helping to support parents, but not all families are feeling the benefits.

Parents now pay an eye-watering average of £116 per week for a part-time nursery place - over £6,000 every year - more than double what families spend on food and drink in a year, according to new

Research by the Family and Childcare Trust found mums and dads in the East of England working part-time pay just under £106 per week for 25 hours of nursery care for under 2s. The average in England is just over £117.