BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent calls out Gillian Keegan as interview will get heated

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan was known as out in a BBC interview after she made a false declare about Labour’s childcare plans.

Ms Keegan was informed by presenter Sally Nugent that her remarks had been “not true” after she claimed Labour deliberate to scrap an growth of free childcare. The Tory frontbencher additionally refused to ensure that each working mum or dad of two-year-olds would have the ability to get the childcare they need amid fears nurseries do not have the workers or assets.

The Education Secretary claimed: “This is all something that we obviously have to roll out, but I’m very confident the thing that is most going to impact this system rollout is if Labour got into power because they’ve said they will not continue with childcare. We have is something I believe is really important.” But Ms Nugent was having none of it, telling the Cabinet member: “First of all, that is not true.

Gillian Keegan was challenged by BBC presenter Sally Nugent

Gillian Keegan was challenged by BBC presenter Sally Nugent

“I would also just point out we have had Labour on the programme this morning. They were interviewed and spoke about this. So we’re not talking about Labour, we’re talking about government policy right now.”

On Monday new reforms got here into place giving working dad and mom 15 hours of taxpayer-funded take care of two-year-olds. This is about to develop later within the 12 months, regardless of rising fears the sector is unable to deal with demand. The supply will likely be prolonged to working dad and mom of all youngsters older than 9 months from September this 12 months, earlier than the total rollout of 30 hours per week to all eligible households a 12 months later.

Labour has mentioned it should overview the dedication with Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson final week branding the rollout a “total mess”. Ms Keegan was confronted with the phrases of preschool employee from Nottinghamshire, who mentioned the funding was “not viable”.

Asked by Ms Nugent if she may assure all dad and mom who need a spot, the Education Secretary mentioned: So this is a demand led system working through local authorities, through about 60,000 businesses. But we are doing everything we can, including put in the funding security in place.

“I’m working with the workforce and put a nationwide marketing campaign collectively to ensure the locations are there. As of early April, I do know that 150,000 households will profit from this scheme as a result of they’ve already registered and so they’ve bought their locations accessible.”