Using childcare.co.uk’s online tool for working out average nursery costs, this is how much it costs on average to send your child to nursery in the centre of Yorkshire’s 20 largest towns and cities – ranked from least to most expensive.
Somewhat surprisingly, Childcare.co.uk suggests that Harrogate is one of the cheapest Yorkshire towns for childcare, with an average nursery cost of 3.51 per hour.
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The seaside town of Bridlington is also a fairly cheap place to get nursery care, with an average price of 4.07 per hour.
Nurseries in Batley are also below the national average per-hour cost of 4.94, with an average cost of 4.46 per hour.
In Huddersfield, the average cost for a nursery is the same, at 4.46 per hour.
Similarly, nurseries in Dewsbury also cost an average of 4.46 per hour.
A little higher but still under Yorkshires average cost of 4.88 per hour, nursery care in Rotherham costs an average of 4.48 per hour.
Nursery care in Doncaster costs an average of 4.83 per hour.
Nursery care in Keighley costs more than the average for Yorkshire, 4.88, at an average of 4.95 per hour.
Nursery care in central Bradford also costs an average of 4.95 per hour.
The nearby Halifax perhaps unsurprisingly has similar costs to Bradford, with an average price of 4.95 per hour for nursery care.
Scarborough is a more expensive seaside town to send your children to nursery in than Bridlington, with an average cost of 4.98 per hour.
In Wakefield, hourly costs nudge above the 5 mark at 5.17.
Similarly, the average cost for a nursery in Castleford is 5.17 per hour.
Nurseries cost an average of 5.25 per hour in central Sheffield.
Redcar nursery costs are the same as in Sheffield, with an average price of 5.25 per hour.
Perhaps surprisingly, Hull comes up fairly high on Childcare.co.uks estimations for nursery costs, at 5.38 per hour.
A little more expensive than Hull, nursery costs an average of 5.44 per hour in Barnsley.
Central Leeds is the third most expensive place to send a child to nursery, with an average cost of 5.69 per hour.
Second most expensive is Middlesborough, with an average cost of 5.88 per hour to send a child to nursery there.
The most expensive place to send your child to nursery is York, with an average cost of 6.17 per hour placing it well above the national average of 4.94.