The comments made by Tulip Siddiq, the Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, on 25 September 2020.
Parents rely on childcare to be able to do their jobs. Those jobs and our economic recovery will be put at risk if one in ten nurseries and childminders are forced to close over winter, not to mention the impact on children who rely on early education.
Labour has been warning about childcare closures for months, yet Ministers have sat on their hands as the early years sector and workforce move ever closer to a cliff edge.
It is time for this incompetent Government to start listening and start targeting support at sectors like childcare which need it the most.