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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Miliband refutes claim only '45 Sure Starts' have shut

Ed Miliband maintained there were "hundreds" of Sure Start centres which had been forced to close due to Government cuts, despite the Department of Education's claim only 45 had closed.

The Labour leader was adamant "our figures are correct" and that there were now 576 fewer Sure Start centres since the last General Election.

He went on to continue his party's pledge to support primary school children as well as under-fives with adequate childcare if Labour win the next election.

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