However, in the three years after giving birth 55% were in employment with 28% of those working part-time.
Between 2010 and 2018, full-time childcare prices averaged around £255 – the median weekly earnings for full-time female employees is around £530.
Places with higher childcare prices were mainly located in the south of the country, especially around London. Whereas in the north of the country childcare costs are less, but the weekly wage is also less.
Sadly, it seems single mothers fare worse, as they were less likely to go back to work, data from the Understanding Society found.