Low wages see four in 10 childcare workers reliant on benefits

More than 40 per cent of childcare workers are claiming benefits or tax credits as a result of being poorly paid – a higher proportion than less-qualified hairdressers and beauticians.

More than 40 per cent of childcare workers claim in-work benefits. 

The report by the Education Policy Institute(EPI) described levels of financial insecurity as “serious”, with research finding that 44.5 per cent of childcare workers were receiving state assistance after receiving a mean gross pay of £8.20 per hour.

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