Anand Shukla, chief executive of Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute, said that a report into the cost of nursery fees has shown that "costs are increasingly difficult to manage" for parents.
Families are being expected to pay more for their child's nursery place - an average of £14,000 per year in London - than the fees for many private schools - and this cannot continue.
More top news
Boris Johnson has said he will not be standing as Tory leader.
Leicestershire Police has launched a film to raise awareness of online grooming risks after the death of murdered teenager Kayleigh Haywood.
The man allegedly began 'injuring himself' with a payphone after he was placed in a cell.