Tuesday 15 December 2020 / 5:35 PM Education / Tulip Siddiq

Tulip Siddiq responds to Ofsted figures showing that a third of early years providers interviewed fear closure

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Children and Early Years Minister, responding to figures released by Ofsted showing that a third of early years providers they interviewed feared closure due in part to the financial impact of the pandemic, said:

“This is further worrying evidence that the early years sector is on the brink of collapse, putting at risk the jobs of working parents who rely on childcare and the life chances of many young children.

“The Government must heed Labour’s calls for targeted support for nurseries, childminders and pre-schools and urgently rethink plans to slash their funding from January.”