Publications

Employers For Childcare produces a range of publications for parents, employers, policy makers and academic audiences.

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.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2013

Childcare costs continue to be on the rise, with an average full-time place now costing £158 per week.

Managing Expectations- A Survey of New Mums and Dads

This report focuses on new parents in Northern Ireland and the factors which influence their decisions about taking maternity and paternity leave.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2012

The Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2012 paints a worrying picture for families in Northern Ireland.

Wraparound Childcare in Primary Schools

The first ever report to examine wraparound childcare provision in primary schools in Northern Ireland.

Childcare for All?

This report highlights the particular challenges faced by families whose children have a disability and/or special needs in accessing appropriate childcare.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2011

The survey showed that an average family can pay around £16,000 per year for childcare.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2010

The 2010 Childcare Cost Survey was the first to be carried out in Northern Ireland.  

Sizing Up

Sizing Up is a comparative study of childcare policy and legislation within the four regions of the UK.