Childcare cost rises 'may make parents quit their jobs'
27 February 2012 Last updated at 13:38 GMT
Some parents could be forced out of work and into poverty as the rising cost of childcare outstrips wage rises, says a report.
A survey by the Daycare Trust charity showed that the average cost of nursery care in Britain for children under two rose by nearly 6% last year.
Average wages rose by just 0.3%. The government said it was investing an extra £300m to help families with childcare costs and increasing places in free early years education.
Shelley Jofre reports.