Childcare in Ealing is the most expensive in the UK and more than 50% above the national average, a new study suggests.
Online networking platform Childcare used its database to calculate the borough's average hourly rate at £10.84.
The site, which has more than 1.5million users nationwide, says the rate is 51% higher than the national hourly average of £7.16.
That makes it the most expensive in London, ahead of the Southwark rate of £10.26, and in the UK.
Richard Conway, CEO and Founder of Childcare.co.uk said: "I think it’s interesting to see how much childcare providers’ hourly rates change based on location.
"We have thousands of childcare providers across the UK and London prices are, as with most commodities and services, substantially higher.
"The 51% increase for Ealing from the national average is a big one and we’re surprised that there is such a difference.
"London in general sits more than 15% higher than the average for the rest of the country."
Services on the site include childminding, babysitting, nannying and day nurseries.
According to the site, more than 300,000 Londoners are actively searching for childcare using the platform each month.
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