The cost of childcare has risen by £4,000 since last year, according to a survey, parents have admitted to feeling under pressure to keep up with technological trends.
The average yearly amount a parent spends on an electronic gadget, such as a laptop or tablet is more than £300.
More than a quarter of parents had bought their child an electronic gadget in the past 12 months.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.