Majority of struggling parents ‘put off work’ due to childcare costs

The majority of parents on a low income are being put off work due to childcare costs, leaving children missing out on quality early years education that can boost their prospects, a study has found.

Childcare costs can put off low-income parents from seeking work, a study has found. 

The Centre for Social Justice and Save the Children study found that 57 per cent of low-income parents said they would be put off working or working additional hours because of the associated costs of childcare.

Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now

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