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Parents to spend £10bn on childcare this summer

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UK families are set to spend nearly £10bn on childcare during the summer holidays, research has revealed.

Parents will fork out £34 per day for each child, or £9.9bn collectively over the six-week period, the study by Sainsbury’s said.

Working parents with two or more children will rack up the biggest bill over the holidays forking out for entertainment, food and clothes to the tune of £643.

Regionally, parents in Scotland and the South East will spend the most, coughing up over £1,000 over the six weeks.

The study found that 74% of parents were seriously concerned about how they would cover the cost of childcare this summer.

The figures coincide with the launch of Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs, weekly summer camps for kids aged 5-15.

The clubs, run in partnership with UK Active will be available in 70 locations across the UK as part of a trial, and will offer a wide range of activities including sports, active play, dance and arts and crafts.

The camps cost £7.50 a day, including healthy lunch and snacks.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We know from speaking to parents that the summer holidays can be a difficult and expensive time to keep children entertained. We are very excited to launch the trial of our Active Kids Holiday Clubs, which have been designed to help keep kids active and healthy over the holidays.”

You can book a space at Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs this summer, today via:


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