This year’s holiday childcare survey highlights variations in price rises and availability of holiday childcare both between nations and between the regions of England.
In its 17th survey, Coram Family and Childcare finds that holiday childcare costs have jumped by 5% since 2021. It is calling on the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments to take important steps to reform the system.
- 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.
- 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.