London Nursery Prices 'Outpacing' The Rest Of The UK

Anyone on child care courses in London will certainly be interested to learn that nursery prices in the capital grew by 2.2 per cent in 2015, with the average parent in London paying £2,182 each year more than others across the UK for part-time childcare for a two-year-old or younger.

This is according to new research from the Family and Childcare Trust, which has revealed that the price of childcare is now 35.9 per cent higher in London than elsewhere in the UK, compared with the 22.9 per cent seen in 2011.

Chief executive of the organisation Julie Margo observed that as prices in the capital increasingly outpace the rest of the country, the value of support to families will erode quickly.

"The government needs to review the sufficiency of the support it offers so that childcare does not act as a barrier to work for London families. It is also vital that the next London mayor takes targeted action to help increase the supply of early education places and ease cost pressures in the capital," she added.

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Date Posted: 3rd March 2016