Mary Creagh MP

Working hard for Wakefield

  • Home /
  • News / Wakefield childcare costs soar under David Cameron

Wakefield childcare costs soar under David Cameron

The Family and Childcare Trust have published a report today (Thursday), which has found that over the last Parliament the cost of childcare has soared nationally.

Labour Party analysis of the report has revealed for the first time the regional differences in the increase in childcare costs since 2010, in comparison with average weekly wages.

In Yorkshire families are paying nearly £100 per week for nursery places:

  • In Yorkshire a Nursery place (under 2) is now £96.47 a week, up from £84 in 2010 – a 15% increase.
  • In Yorkshire a Nursery place (2 and over) is now £92.37 a week, up from £79 in 2010 – a 17% increase.

Over the same period wages have increased by just 1%, leaving many families struggling to meet the cost of childcare.

 

Mary Creagh MP said:

“Wakefield families have seen the cost of childcare soar over the last five years, leaving many of them struggling with the cost of living crisis. With childcare costs so high many parents can’t afford to go back to work. That’s no way to kick start the economy.

“Labour’s plan offers a better future for families struggling against the soaring cost and lack of availability of childcare, extending free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds from 15 to 25 hours, guaranteeing access to childcare for parents with primary age children through their local school, and delivering at least 50,000 more childcare places by doubling the number available at Sure Start centres.”

 

 

Nursery (under 2)

Nursery (2 and over)

Average weekly pay

Region

2010

2015

% change

2010

2015

% change

% change

Yorkshire and Humberside

84

96.47

14.85%

79

92.37

16.92%

1.44%

England

88

117.30

33.30%

82

111.64

36.15%

5.36%

 

 

Childminder (under 2)

Childminder (2 and over)

Average weekly pay

Region

2010

2015

% change

2010

2015

% change

% change

Yorkshire and Humberside

80

90.12

12.65%

80

88.83

11.04%

1.44%

England

83

105.28

26.84%

83

104.15

25.48%

5.36%

 

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.