Holiday care at our Day Nursery in Liverpool
To keep children occupied, a third of working parents will take annual leave from work, whilst 11 per cent will take unpaid leave, costing an additional £309 in lost income.
Shane Forster, Voucherbox UK country manager, said: “The costs of looking after children over half-term have rocketed and many parents are feeling the pinch. Of course whilst there isn’t a great deal parents can do about the cost of taking time off, there are lots of free and fun activities out there as well as some great deals to be found online.”
The survey of over 1,000 working parents suggested they will spend an average of £133 entertaining the children during the half-term week, despite the majority of respondents trying to find either free or short-term, low-cost activities.
Working parents also revealed they are feeling the pressure of the rising cost of half-term as over 70 per cent have noticed an increase in cost over the past five years, and over half said managing work and childcare during the holidays was stressful.
Our Day Nursery in Liverpool offers year round care other than bank holidays and Christmas break. To see our closing dates, please visit our FAQ page here. If you are thinking about a Day Nursery for your child, we offer the very best in childcare from baby care to pre-school care. We also offer free grant places and rota care to accommodate parents who may work shifts. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.