The most expensive regions for childcare revealed

Over the last year we’ve been closely tracking the prices childcarers are charging per hour across the UK. By analysing the price data, type of service and location we can determine which areas in the UK are the cheapest and most expensive for childcare, as well as the average cost of the childcare services.

We’d like to share these results with you, so you can see the average price for your region and if you’d like more specific costs, you can enter your postcode and use our childcare costs calculator.

As you’d expect, London is the most expensive for every category, however we’ve kept an eye on the average cost people are charging for childcare over the years, so we can spot any emerging trends. Interestingly, the most expensive and cheapest places for childcare have remained the same as last year - London is still the most expensive and East Midlands is still the cheapest overall.


Childminder

Average - £5.45

  • London - £6.82
  • South East - £6.50
  • North West - £4.84
  • Wales - £4.55
  • South West - £4.51
  • Scotland - £4.45
  • West Midlands - £4.31
  • North East - £4.15
  • East Midlands - £4.13
  • Yorkshire and The Humber - £4.12


Babysitter

Average - £9.08

  • London - £10.33
  • South East - £8.99
  • Scotland - £8.35
  • South West - £8.21
  • North West - £7.98
  • Yorkshire and The Humber - £7.89
  • West Midlands - £7.85
  • Wales - £7.79
  • East Midlands - £7.55
  • North East - £7.37


Nanny

Average - £10.43

  • London - £11.11
  • South East - £10.46
  • North West - £9.68
  • Scotland - £9.56
  • South West - £9.55
  • West Midlands - £9.48
  • Yorkshire and The Humber - £9.26
  • East Midlands - £9.19
  • Wales - £8.91
  • North East - £8.85           


Nursery

Average - £4.95

  • London - £6.47
  • Scotland - £5.15
  • North East - £5.15
  • South East - £5.03
  • Yorkshire - £4.88
  • North West - £4.87
  • Wales - £4.85
  • West Midlands - £4.74
  • South West - £4.58
  • East Midlands - £4.46

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