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Childcare costs 'up 6%'

The cost of a full-time nursery place has doubled in the last ten years, setting parents back around £11,000 a year, a new report has found. Average cost rose by 6% last year.

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Part-time nursery costs highest in the East of England

New figures have shown the cost of childcare can reach as high as £42,000 a year for a full-time nursery place.

The average weekly cost of a part-time (25 hours a week) nursery placement for a child aged under two years old is:

  • East of England: £106
  • East Midlands: £104
  • London: £133
  • North East: £101
  • North West: £92
  • South East: £125
  • South West: £113
  • West Midlands: £96
  • Yorkshire and Humberside: £102

Source: Daycare Trust and Family and Parenting Institute

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