Local charity Employers For Childcare Charitable Group launched their second annual Childcare Cost Survey last week. The survey asks parents to share details of their childcare costs to highlight to local politicians the daily challenges that families face.
To date over 1, 500 parents have already completed the survey, however very few parents from the County Tyrone area have responded. Childcare costs place many families in a difficult financial position. Last year’s survey results showed that working families here allocate, on average, 45% of their weekly earnings towards childcare costs.
The charity has now issued an SOS to all parents living in County Tyrone asking for them to go on-line and complete the survey.