Childcare costs in London are the highest in Britain, according to the latest survey by the Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute.
Parents pay £133.17 for a part-time nursery place for children aged under two years old. That's 25 percent more than the national average of £106.38, and 44% more than the North West of England where costs are as low as £92.22 a week.
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