Free childcare reassurance sought after referendum


Nursery organisations have asked the government for reassurance that it will still go ahead with an increase in free childcare provision despite last Thursday’s referendum result.

Under current plans, parents of three- and four-year olds will become entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per week  from next year, double the current amount. A pilot scheme is due to launch in September.

But following the referendum result, nursery and daycare organisations have said they are now worried the scheme will be suspended as the current political turbulence continues.

Neil Leitch of educational charity the Pre-School Learning Alliance told Children & Young People Now:

“…we would be very concerned about any further delays on the development of the scheme..Both providers and parents need clarity on how things stand on this as soon as possible, and we hope that the Department for Education will provide further information on the state of play as soon as possible.”

Photo by Toshiyuki IMAI via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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