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Childcare costs rising up to 20 times faster than wages

A new survey from the Daycare Trust found that the average cost of nursery care in Britain for children under two rose by nearly 6% last year. In contrast, average wages rose by just 0.3%.

The Daycare Trust's annual survey of childcare prices also show the costs of child minders and of nurseries for children over two years old increased by nearly 4%.

The report also includes analysis of government figures which shows that, following recent eligibility changes, 44,000 fewer families received childcare tax credits last year - while those who still get it receive an average of £500 a year less.

Nurseries in London and south-east England were most expensive, with a top price of £300 a week for a part-time place.

Read more from the Daycare Trust.

Find out more about childcare availability in London boroughs.

Posted on 28 February 2012