Childcare costs vs tuition: an educational investment

Is tuition a great alternative to other forms of childcare?

With childcare costs rising every year, it can be challenging for parents and carers to budget and invest in their children’s education. But what if you combine childcare and education? 

Let’s take a look at the costs of childcare against the cost of tuition, and see if tuition could be a sound childcare investment for you.

The average cost of childcare in the UK

In 2024, the cost of childcare in the UK has, as with most expenses, risen sharply. The average cost of sending a child to a nursery for 25 hours per week has risen to £7,729 per year, compared to £7,212 in 2022. After school clubs for 5 days a week have risen for £62.13 on average in 2022 up to £67.42.

Why is childcare so expensive?

There are a lot of factors contributing to the rising costs of childcare in the UK. Some nurseries have cited the lack of proper funding for free childcare places, along with a staffing crisis as more and more parents require childcare. 

Support with childcare costs

Whether you choose to opt for nursery, after school club, 1 to 1 tuition or any other form of childcare, there is financial support available to you. Once your child turns three parents and carers can receive either 15 or 30 hours of free childcare, funded by the government.

Why tuition is a valuable childcare investment

While childcare costs continue to rise, investing in tuition can be a game-changer for your child's education. 

Explore Learning's professional tutors tailor their approach to meet the unique needs of each child. The monetary investment is not just about cost but an investment in your child's academic future. Here are some reasons why tuition is a valuable investment for your child:

  • Personalised learning: Our tutors tailor lessons to the individual needs and learning styles of each child.

  • Boost in confidence: One-on-one attention fosters a sense of confidence and self-assurance in children’s learning.

  • Flexible scheduling: Explore Learning offers flexible scheduling, making it convenient for busy parents.

How much are private tutors?

Private tutoring comes with its own set of pricing structures, and finding a private tutor can often come with hours of researching for the best price. That research also comes with trying to figure out whether you’re getting the best value for your money. 

With Explore Learning you can use financial support, such as Tax Free Childcare, to cover the costs of weekly tuition and ensure you get good value for your child’s education.

Tuition support for every stage

At Explore Learning we believe that education and childcare should be available for everyone, so please be sure to see what financial support is available to you.

With our proven results, you’ll be investing in your child’s education and their future. Our professional tutors bring expertise and dedication to every session, ensuring your child receives the best possible support at every stage of their educational journey. So why not book a free trial and see how we can support you and your child?

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