Parents of under-twos are now forking out up to £9,100 a year on part- time childcare after annual costs rose by 3 per cent, figures show.
The average parent pays £127 a week, or £6,600 a year, for a 25-hour place with a nursery or childminder, a survey by the charity Coram Family and Childcare found.
The biggest weekly bill for under-twos is £175 in inner
The average parent pays £127 a week, or £6,600 a year, for a 25-hour place with a nursery or childminder (stock image)
The cheapest childcare is in Yorkshire and Humberside, at £108 a week (£5,600 a year).
The data comes amid growing concerns that fees are becoming unaffordable.
Currently, working parents of children aged between three and four get 30 hours’ free childcare a week.
But experts say nurseries are raising prices for other families to subsidise these places, as they do not get enough government cash to fund free care.