Soaring childcare costs

New figures show that some nursery places in London cost more than a top public boarding school.

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Nurseries "more expensive than top boarding schools"

The capital's most expensive nursery costs £42,000 a year for a full-time place. Credit: ITN

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.

Charterhouse School in Surrey charges fees of £30,574 a year. Credit: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS Sport

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