In 2007 my fee for an 8 hour session of childcare was £28.80. In 2014 my fee for an 8 hour session of childcare is £32. Which is an increase of £3.20, something like a 12% rise over 7 years.
However the news today says that childcare costs have increased by 27% over 5 years. It does not say that figure is an average, so my conclusion is that SOME childcare has increased by 27% (at a guess
). But people will believe the hype. London
I will own up. After 3 years of keeping my fees at the same level I will be increasing them soon. An 8 hour session will cost £33.28 from April.
Still not an increase of 27% though.