A Government spokesman said that the childcare system is undergoing reforms to allow more providers to enter the market.
"High quality providers will be able to expand and more childminders will enter the market - this will mean parents have more affordable childcare.
"Ofsted will be the only arbiter of quality, removing any council duplication. As a result more taxpayers' money will go to the frontline.
"We want to help working families with costs and accessibility, and will make an announcement soon."
More top news
A man in his 70s is in critical condition after a pub fight in Swiss Cottage ended with two men being taken to hospital.
Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters are working to try and put out a large fire at a cafe in Fulham. One person has been injured.
A coffee shop in Fitzrovia is allowing customers to buy discounted hot drinks and pass them on to a homeless person