A survey found parents in Dublin are paying the highest prices.
Parents of toddlers in Kildare are paying more than €850 per month for childminding services.
A new survey found that parents in the Kildare are paying €844 per month for childcare, in 2018 this figure was €850, while in 2013 it was €814.
Nationwide parents are paying on average €746 euro a month on childcare.
A survey of the average cost of full time childcare for a 24 month old toddler, found parents in Dublin are paying the most at €1,276.
That’s followed by counties Wicklow and Cork who are paying more than €850 for childminding services.
At the other end of the scale are counties Leitrim, Monaghan and Longford - where the average rate is less than €630.
Managing Director of Investwise David Quinn has worked out how much a parent would have to earn to cover these costs, if one parent is earning a salary of 40,000 euro: