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.
More top news
French energy company gives final approval to nuclear site, in a move set to anger environmental campaigners but delight unions.
Brighter skies developing across northern Britain and Northern Ireland with some sunshine tomorrow but feeling cooler again.
iTunes customers urged to delete hoax emails that encourage people to hand over their account details.