Childcare 'expensive but worth it', research suggests

People in Britain rate the quality of childcare highly, despite it being expensive, new research has shown.

But many believe that care for the nation's elderly is below par and are concerned that the care for their elderly relatives is substandard.

A study of reviews left on feedback website the Good Care Guide gave childcare mainly positive feedback.

Feedback on the Good Care Guide said the quality of childcare in the UK was high. Credit: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Care for the elderly was viewed as needing improvement, with nearly three quarters (71%) of negative reviews on the site directed towards care in the home provided by homecare agencies and care homes.

The Good Care Guide, launched a year ago, works like Trip Advisor, allowing people the chance to find, rate and review care providers.

The site analysed more than 2,000 reviews, describing those with 0-3 stars as negative, and those with 4-5 as positive, and found there was one negative for every eight positive.