More than two-thirds of British mothers with school-age children go out to work, corresponding to five million school-age children. 15% of children aged five to ten are left alone after school, and this figure rises to 20% during school holidays. On one day in 1991 alone, four attempted abductions of children occurred. In the UK in 1991 there were only 300 out-of-school schemes nationwide, for at most 14,000 children. This means places for less than one percent of school-age children. Even if schools offer their premises at a low rent, an after-school scheme costs £45,000 a year which means charging £30 a week for each child using it.