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.
More top news
The Duke of Cambridge said his children were beginning a "lifetime of friendship" with Canada as they began their tour of the country.
When and where are they on, and how do they work?
What better, more dramatic spectacle has there ever been on American television?