A quarter of parents considering quitting jobs due to childcare costs

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A quarter of parents considering quitting jobs due to childcare costs

One in four parents who pay for childcare in London will either consider giving up work or will be pushed to quit their jobs this year. 

This is according to a poll conducted by the family charity 4Children. The figures show that this is a ‘particular’ issue for London.

On average in London, one week's childcare for a child under 2-years-old is £30 more than anywhere else in the country.

The charity, 4Children are taking this issue to government. They are calling on all parties to commit to a 10 year universal childcare guarantee, demanding ‘affordable, flexible quality childcare’ for all.

Helen Berresford from the charity, when joining Wake Up London to discuss the findings of the study said the following: 

“This isn’t good for the economy when so many parents are being forced to consider giving up work.”

 

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