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Childcare Survey 2023

Authored by Megan Jarvie, Lisa Kunwar Deer, Sam Shorto and Emma Goddard 

In its 22nd annual survey, Coram Family and Childcare finds that childcare costs continue to rise - this year up by 5.6 per cent for those aged under two to £148 per week for just a part time place.

We have found an increased number of local authorities saying that there is not enough provision to meet the demand for childcare place with just half of local authorities reporting enough childcare for children under 2 in England. The situation is particularly desperate for disabled children; only 18 per cent of local authorities in England have enough childcare places for children with disabilities.


148 pounds per week for a part time nursery place for a child under two

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Our research and advocacy focuses on making Britain as supportive of fulfilling family lives as possible, and on holding central and local government to account for doing all it can to remove barriers for families. By revealing new insights into family life in the UK and formulating innovative solutions, our research aims to push the envelope on how families are supported in the UK. 

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