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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, responding to Nick Clegg’s comments on childcare costs, said:

"Families need real help with childcare now. But the Government is making it worse with a triple whammy - higher costs, fewer places and less support for families through the tax system.

"Rather than the Government considering plans which could see more toddler top up fees, we need a plan that protects the quality of childcare and improves affordability through new models including co-operative nurseries where parents take a share of the profits."

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