New figures from the Daycare Trust show that some parents in London are forking out more for a nursery place than if their child was attending a top public boarding school.
A full time place at the capital's costliest nursery this year will set you back £42,000 - 25% more than a place at a school like Charterhouse which charges £30,574 a year.
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