Parents are spending £9,000 a year on part-time childcare as concerns grow over ‘unaffordable’ fees

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 London – the equivalent of £9,100 a year. 

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 average parent pays £127 a week, or £6,600 a year, for a 25-hour place with a nursery or childminder (stock image)

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.

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