Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has sought confirmation that Boris Johnson could not force through a No Deal Brexit in the middle of a general election campaign.
The letter, sent to Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, follows reports from Downing Street that the new Prime Minister could seek to force through No Deal through a Westminster stitch-up, without any democratic mandate and during a general election campaign, to block the people deciding at the ballot box.
The Labour leader is concerned that the UK could leave the EU on 31 October, while a campaign is ongoing and before a new government is elected. Johnson currently has a working majority in Parliament of just one.
In the letter, Corbyn denounces the plot as ‘an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic abuse of power’, arguing that it is only right to ‘let the electorate decide’ the country’s future and not allow a stitch up from ‘a Prime Minister elected, not by the public, but by a small number of unrepresentative Conservative Party Members’.