Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap

High childcare costs in the UK are affecting parents’ ability to work, train and study. Find out what we're calling for.

August 2011

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Parents in the UK face some of the highest childcare costs in the world.

This affects their ability to work, train and study, as well as forcing families to make difficult financial choices.

In spring 2011, Save the Children and Daycare Trust surveyed more than 4,000 parents to explore their views on access to childcare and the impact of childcare costs on family incomes and work prospects.

These briefings use findings from the survey to examine how the cost of childcare impacts on parents’ employment, family budgets, and in turn, child poverty, across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, London and the UK in general.

 

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Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap: U|K briefing509.29 KB
Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap: Scotland briefing475.21 KB
Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap: Northern Ireland briefing529.81 KB
Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap: Wales briefing in English581.56 KB
Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap: Wales briefing in Welsh583.91 KB
Making Work Pay – The Childcare Trap: London briefing862.5 KB