BIG ISSUE: MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOLS

Local authority maintained nursery schools' fight for survival amid underfunding and council cuts.

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Birmingham nursery schools feeding and clothing children

Birmingham nursery schools contribute more than £11.5 million a year more than they receive in funding, including feeding and clothing children, new analysis claims....

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Nursery school heads to march on Downing Street

Hundreds of nursery school heads and governors are heading to Downing Street today (Monday 11 March) to call on the Chancellor to safeguard the future of nursery...

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Nursery schools granted £24m in stop-gap funding

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi will announce later today that the Department for Education will provide an extra £24 million for maintained nursery schools to...

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MPs present mass nursery schools petition in Parliament

Thousands of campaigners against the closure of maintained nursery schools have signed a mass petition presented to Parliament yesterday by more than 30 MPs.

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MPs to tell ministers time is running out to save nursery schools

Cross-party MPs will warn ministers that all of England’s maintained nursery schools are at real risk of closure, threatening the life chances of vulnerable children,...

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Nursery school teachers could face axe in council cutbacks

Edinburgh’s nursery school teachers could be replaced by early years practitioners in a council bid to save millions of pounds.

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Nursery schools twice as likely to be in deficit than schools

New Government figures reveal in each of the last three years, the proportion of nursery schools in deficit has been double that of all schools.

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Government urged to find funding solution to save nursery schools

A new report warns that if London's nursery schools, whose future is under threat, close then it will be detrimental to thousands of vulnerable children.

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New campaign launches to save maintained nursery schools

A campaign to safeguard the future of nursery schools is being launched today, as just under a third say their future is on a 'knife-edge'.

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Tory MPs voice concerns about nursery school funding

Conservative MPs are increasingly concerned about the survival of maintained nursery schools and the impact for children with special educational needs and disabilities....

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Maintained nursery schools: the eye of the funding crisis storm


A very worrying report out this week from the Early Years Alliance indicates many childcare providers in the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector find themselves in a funding crisis.