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Free childcare trials fast-tracked to 2016

Plans to double the free childcare for working parents in England have been fast-tracked.

Parents of three and four-year-olds will be granted 30 hours a week of free childcare from September 2016 - double the current entitlement.

But the Pre-School Learning Alliance warned the childcare system faces "meltdown" if the Government does not increase the amount it pays providers.

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Cameron: It will 'take time' to get childcare plans right

David Cameron Credit: ITV/This Morning

The Prime Minister has admitted it will "take time" to get the new childcare plans right.

Speaking on This Morning, David Cameron said: "It's going to take time to get this right because obviously we need an expansion of the childcare sector, we need more nurseries, more of these places to open so we're working with them to expand."

He added: "We need them to expand so we're going to start talking to them immediately about what's the best way of making sure that they're being properly paid for, the childcare that they provide, so that we can expand the number of places."

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