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Source: Labour Party UK

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to DfE data showing that around half of nurseries and childminders don’t expect to survive until next summer, said:

“The Government has now confirmed what we’ve known for some time – the childcare sector is on the brink of collapse.

“Our economy will not be able to recover from Covid-19 if families can’t get childcare, so targeted support for the early years sector is urgently required to prevent a wave of nursery and childminder closures.

“Working families, young children and the brilliant early years workers who support them must not pay the price for this Government’s incompetence.”

MIL OSI United Kingdom