The issue of expensive childcare in the UK has been brought to the forefront by senior Conservative MPs pushing for reform.
Robin Walker, chairman of the Commons education committee, has urged for "a serious set of policies" to tackle the issue which he claims is unaffordable for parents.
Liz Truss, former PM, had put forward proposals to help parents struggling with childcare in a bid to tackle the country's labour crisis.
However, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has scrapped some of Truss's proposals such as mandatory staff-child ratios in nurseries and is reviewing plans to extend free childcare support for toddlers.
Supporters of Truss, including former levelling up secretary Simon Clarke, have criticised Sunak's plans.
No 10 sources deny that Sunak has shelved plans for reform.
The senior MPs are calling for the prime minister to prioritise childcare costs in light of its profound impact on working families trying to stay afloat during hard times.