2018 : 30 hours scheme causes hike in childcare prices

- Cost of UK hourly childcare inflates by 4.1 per cent in just one year

- Families are forking out an extra £68 on average per month for full time in-home childcare

- This increase in costs is seen just one year after the introduction of the government’s ‘30 Hours Free Childcare Scheme’

- The rise in hourly cost is higher in areas where there are lower levels of Early Years National Funding

- There is a huge disparity in childcare costs across the nation with Chichester topping the ‘rich list’ and Middlesbrough being the cheapest

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