Childcare

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5233
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the cost of childcare both in London and the UK as a whole each year since 2010?

Answer

Answer for Childcare

Answer for Childcare

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Each year the Family and Childcare Trust publish a report on childcare costs based on a survey of local authorities' Family Information Services. Local authorities are required to manage the childcare market in their local area, and this involves having an understanding of local costs and sufficiency. The data below is taken from these reports and are childcare costs for 25 hours a week.  Please note that Family and Childcare Trust adjusted their data reporting in their 2017 survey and this does not include costs for 3 and 4-year-olds. More information can be found here https://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/childcare-survey-2017. Later surveys have included a 'British average' cost but the English regional average was included in all surveys from 2010 so we have reported on this below.

Region

Nursery under 2

Nursery 2 and over

Childminder Under 2

Childminder 2 and over

2010 London

109

97

104

103

2010 England Regional Average

88

82

83

83

2011 London

119

113

119

116

2011 England Regional Ave

97

94

90

88

2012 London

126.8

112.24

129.59

129.02

2012 England Regional Ave

103.19

98.875

92.61

91.83

2013 London

133.17

124.73

131.08

128.34

2013 England Regional Ave

108.51

106.52

98.98

97.27

2014 London

140.12

136.93

136.4

138.77

2014 England Regional Ave

110.95

106.19

100.74

101.51

2015 London

152.06

140.64

146.31

144.27

2015 England Regional Ave

117.3

111.64

105.28

104.15

2016 London

158.73

148.74

148.12

146.81

2016 England Regional Ave

118.13

113.06

105.33

104.42

2017 Inner London

154.08

141.05

156.67

151.68

2017 Outer London

142.24

138.85

137.38

136.14

2017 England Regional Ave

117.43

113.43

110.68

110.11