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Children: Day Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN 227993, tabled on 17 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost per hour of childcare was (a) in a nursery and (b) with a child minder in (i) York Central constituency, (ii) City of York local authority area and (iii) England in 2010 and each subsequent year.

Answered on

20 March 2015

The Department for Education does not record childcare costs for parents at constituency or local authority level. Furthermore, the Department does not record day care or child minder costs on an annual basis.

The Department’s Childcare and Early Years Providers survey (2010) indicated that the average hourly fee charged by full day care providers for three-year-olds was £3.60. The same survey conducted in 2013 indicated a figure of £3.90 for three and four-year-olds. The average hourly child minder fee for children of any age was £3.80 in 2010 and £4.10 in 2013. These surveys are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2010

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2013

The Family and Childcare Trust also conduct annual childcare cost surveys; these are available at:

http://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/childcare-costs-surveys

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