Cost of childcare for parents in Brighton and Hove is revealed by the Department for Education

Across the South East the most expensive childcare for three and four-year-olds was in Windsor and Maidenhead, where the average cost was £6.50.

Every three and four-year-old gets 15 hours of free childcare a week, and 30 hours for those with parents who both earn the equivalent of 16 hours at the minimum wage.

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Gingerbread, a charity which supports single parents, called on the Government to increase its 30 hour offer to those in education, training and on zero hour contracts.

According to figures from the Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey 2018, Lewisham and Greenwich were found to be two of the more expensive areas when it came to childcare for three and four-year-olds, averaging out at £6.50 an hour.

Dalia Ben-Galim, the charitys director of policy, said: Thousands of single parents are currently locked out of work due to unaffordable childcare.

Parents in south-east London are paying considerably more for childcare than the national average, figures show.

Gingerbreads research shows that some single parents spend roughly half their take-home pay on a nursery place and they consistently tell us that it doesnt always pay to work.

Ms Ben-Galim explained often single parents were choosing not to work as it was too risky or doesnt add up.

“Gingerbread is calling for the Government to change the eligibility criteria for its flagship 30 hours offer for three and four-year-olds to cover those in education, training and on zero-hour contracts, she said.

Gingerbread is calling for the Government to change the eligibility criteria for its flagship 30 hours offer for three and four-year-olds to cover those in education, training and on zero-hour contracts, she said.

Across England the average cost for three and four-year-olds was £4.92. The most expensive place was Westminster, costing £8.50 an hour, and the cheapest was North Tyneside, costing £3.50 an hour.

This would go some way in reducing some of the barriers that are blocking single parents from entering high quality, secure employment.

Every three and four-year-old gets 15 hours of free childcare a week, and 30 hours for those with parents who both earn the equivalent of 16 hours at the minimum wage

Gingerbread, a charity which supports single parents, called on the Government to increase its 30 hour offer to those in education, training and on zero hour contracts.

THE cost of childcare in Wirral has been revealed for the first time by the Department for Education.

Every three and four-year-old gets 15 hours of free childcare a week, and 30 hours for those with parents who both earn the equivalent of 16 hours at the minimum wage.

Across the North West the most expensive childcare for three and four-year-olds was in Knowsley, where the average cost was £6.00.

Every three and four-year-old gets 15 hours of free childcare a week, and 30 hours for those with parents who both earn the equivalent of 16 hours at the minimum wage.

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