Teach in the UK • 2 Min read

5th December 2019

How much do nurseries cost in England?

In the UK, children attend school from age 4, making childcare for teachers less of a problem than pre- and after-school care for people who work in other professions. However, for teachers with children under 4 years old, childcare can prove to be an obstacle to work, especially if there are not other family members around who are able to provide childcare.

In the UK, parents pay an average of £6,000 per year for a part-time place in a nursery for their child, though in areas like London, costs can be higher.

The average cost of sending a child under two to nursery is broken down to:

  • £127 per week for part time care (25 hours)
  • £242 per week for full time care (50 hours).

Day nursery places tend to be more expensive for children under two. It gets a little cheaper as your child gets older, because babies and toddlers need more hands-on care, so the nursery has to employ more staff.

Schools in the UK are very understanding of childcare responsibilities, as you might expect, so will work with you to provide flexible working where you need it, if possible. Working part-time, or as a supply teacher, can also provide more flexibility in meeting your childcare responsibilities.

Your new life in England

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Once you arrive in the UK and begin your new teaching role in England, we’ll help you find your feet with a £1000 relocation bonus over your first year, on-going training and CPD, mental health & wellbeing support, and travel and retail discounts. Engage has some great opportunities, so why not find out what teaching jobs in London are available today.

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