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Nick Clegg says childcare ratio plans to be scrapped

6 June 2013 Last updated at 07:13 BST

Plans to allow nurseries and childminders in England to look after more children are being dropped, Nick Clegg has said.

The deputy prime minister telephoned leaders in the childcare sector on Wednesday morning and told them the plans were "dead in the water".

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.