New Zealand second most expensive country for childcare

OECD research suggests childcare is twice as expensive here as it is in Australia. Photo / 123rf
OECD research suggests childcare is twice as expensive here as it is in Australia. Photo / 123rf

A new report shows New Zealand is the second most expensive place to get childcare in the world, behind only Britain.

OECD research suggests it's twice as expensive here as it is in Australia.

New Zealand Education Institute President Louise Green said unfortunately costs deter mothers from going back to work quickly.

She said the high prices may be down to our high proportion of private childcare providers seeking profits.

- Newstalk ZB

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