The comments made by Tulip Siddiq, the Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, on 30 October 2020.
Labour has been warning for months that the childcare sector is on the brink of collapse.
Today we learn that this collapse is now imminent and set to begin just as families enter the toughest winter for a generation. As ever, this will hit the most deprived communities hardest.
Urgent action is needed by the government to save the nurseries and childminders that working parents and children rely on. It is now or never to save the childcare sector, and it has to be now for the sake of our economy.