Authored by Ellen Broome, Lisa Kunwar Deer and Sam Shorto
In its 17th survey, Coram Family and Childcare finds that holiday childcare costs have jumped by 5% since 2021. The average place at a holiday club now costs £148 per week- more than double what parents pay for an after-school club during term time. Families will now find themselves £900 out of pocket for six weeks of holiday childcare.
The survey also reveals that parents are struggling to find the childcare they need, with only 27% of English local authorities having enough holiday childcare available for parents in their area who work full time, down 6% from last year. Coram Family and Childcare is calling on the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments to take important steps to reform the system.
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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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