Parents also say that they have had to give up work because they cannot afford to pay for childminders and that childcare benefits are too rigid. Unregistered childminders may be cheaper, but they have not been officially inspected or police checked.
Over 1,000 Islanders were interviewed for the survey, which was commissioned by the Children’s Policy Group headed up by Health Minister Pryke, Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand and Education Minister James Reed.
The public were asked over the past 18 months if they thought Jersey was a good place to grow up in.
Most thought it was, but they also said that more needed to be done to ensure that all young people reached their full potential and led happy, healthy lives.