Wednesday 30 June 2021 / 1:46 PM Education / Tulip Siddiq

Tulip Siddiq responds to Ofsted data on fall in childcare providers

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Children and Early Years Minister, responding to Ofsted data showing that the number of registered childcare providers has fallen by 3,300 from August 2020 to March 2021, said:

“These childcare closures are the direct consequence of the Government’s decision to underfund early years education, which they knew would increase costs for parents and destabilise providers.

“Early years education and childcare must be a key part of our recovery from Covid, and the Conservatives are proving time and time again that they can’t be trusted to prioritise it.”