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.
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.