Miliband criticises childcare cost

Labour leader Ed Miliband has attacked the Government's failure to provide cheap childcare. He will claim the cost of a nursery price has risen by 30% since 2010 - almost five times faster than the average wage.

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Clegg: 'Start early' with free childcare to boost mobility

Nick Clegg defended the Government's record on social mobility and claimed the most deprived members of the next generation would have their chances improved through free childcare.

Toddlers from the most deprived families will receive 15 hours of free childcare, the Deputy Prime Minister said. Credit: PA

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, the Deputy Prime Minister reiterated his pledge for 92,000 of the UK's poorest toddlers to have 15 hours of free childcare per week.

One of the "most important things" to improve social mobility is to "start early", he told Mr Marr.

Clegg continued: "For the 20% lowest income families, for the first time ever their two-year-olds will get 15 hours pre school support.

"Their three-four-year-olds will receive 15 hours of pre-school support."

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