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East Midlands second most expensive place for part-time nursery placements

The East Midlands is the second most expensive place for the average weekly cost of a part-time nursery placement, according to a report by the Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute.

Childcare charities have warned that parents are struggling to pay fees that are soaring towards the levels being charged by private schools as the cost of a nursery place has almost doubled over the last decade.

A full-time nursery place costs around £11,000 a year.

The average weekly cost in the East Midlands is £104 and is £96 in the West Midlands.