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.
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