Commenting on the Scottish Childminding Association Report, Martin Whitfield, Labour’s Spokesperson on Early Learning and Childcare Said:

“This hard hitting report lays bare the vast issues that remain within Early Learning and Childcare.

“The Government arrogantly believe that it is ‘job done’ in the policy area, when this report shows that couldn’t be further from the truth.

“We have been arguing for years for greater flexibility, increased staffing and parental choice.

“We urgently need action on ‘Funding Follows the Child’, so that some of these challenges can be met.

“The Government should listen to the voices of parents and the sector and re-double their efforts to fix these issues.”