Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2014

Our fifth annual childcare cost survey shows that the cost of childcare continues to rise. With the average full-time place costing £162 per week, many local families are struggling to make ends meet.

The findings show that parents are forced to make financial sacrifices, change their working patterns and rely heavily on informal childcare in order to afford childcare. These results underpin our call on government to take real steps towards addressing the problems associated with childcare provision in Northern Ireland.

A summary of the key findings can also be viewed in our short executive summary report.