After School Clubs

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average cost of after school clubs in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in England.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Minister of State (Education)

The department does not hold a central register of wraparound providers from which an accurate assessment of average costs, either by region or local authority in England, for after-school clubs can be made.

The Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents found that the median payment by families for after-school clubs or activities in 2021 was £20 per week (£4.72 per hour). This is a change from a median of £15 per week (£4 per hour) in 2018, and £13 per week (£3.60 per hour) in 2017. More information on the topic can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-survey-of-parents-2017, https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-survey-of-parents-2018, and here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2021.

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