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Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour's Shadow Children's Minister, commenting on Professor Nutbrown's criticisms of the Government's childcare changes, said:

"The Government’s own expert adviser has echoed the concerns of parents and nursery staff that the quality of care for babies and toddlers is being undermined by this Government - David Cameron and Michael Gove need to listen to Professor Nutbrown.

"David Cameron’s plans are a serious threat to childcare quality and child safety, and experts say they won't do anything to drive down costs. Since these plans were announced, Labour has been calling on ministers to think again - it's time they listened."

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