The average cost of a part-time nursery place for a child under two has risen by 7 per cent, double the rate of inflation, according to the Family and Childcare Trust.
The Trust’s 17th annual Childcare Survey, published today, shows that the average price of a part-time nursery place for a child under two is now £122 per week, which is over £6,300 a year.
This is up from £116 a week, as found by the Trust last year. The rise comes after years of below-inflation increases.
The cost of a childminder is slightly lower at £107 per week for a child under the age of two attending part-time.