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A group of parents agreed they would not leave their young children unsupervised during their school holidays if they were unable to find suitable care for them.
Good Morning Britain spoke to parents dropping their children off at a school holiday club and found all of them would not leave their youngsters to look after themselves while they went off to work.
Some 25% of parents told a Good Morning Britain and OnePoll survey they had given up work to care for their child because they were unable to find a suitable alternative.
The poll also found:
- Over a third have ever left their child/children (aged between 4-16) home alone.
- Almost a fifth (19%) say they consider a child aged 9 and under to be safe to be left alone.
- One quarter spend more than £101 on childcare every week during the summer holidays.
- The average spend on summer childcare is £62.52 per week.
One third of working parents admitted they found it hard to find childcare during school holidays, a survey for Good Morning Britain found.
Some 33% of the 900 parents quizzed by OnePoll said they found it tricky to find a carer competent enough to look after their children while school was out.
Parents were recently revealed to be forced to shell out more than £100 a week to keep a child occupied during summer holidays.
In Britain the average cost of one week's holiday childcare is £114.51, with the South East of England the mot expensive at £140.88.