One third 'struggle to find childcare during school holidays'

One third of working mums and dads are finding it increasingly difficult to find childcare, a survey for Good Morning Britain found.

Around 33% of the 900 parents quizzed by OnePoll said finding someone to leave their children with was an uphill struggle.

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One quarter of parents 'quit job to care for child'

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.

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