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Disadvantaged children in six areas across England will receive extra Government support, through a new £60m fund.

A study by the London School of Economics is warning that introducing a new early years national funding formula at the same time as the 30 hours will cause ‘turbulence’ in the sector and could threaten the sustainability of some settings.

From London to rural North Yorkshire, Michael Pettavel gives a personal view of inequality and the proposed Early Years National Funding Formula

The sector has welcomed the Government’s recognition of the inequality of access to childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities, but has questioned how far its proposed reforms will go.

Early years funding rates have failed to keep pace with inflation in three-quarters of local authorities in England over the past five years, according to analysis by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Pen Green Children’s Centre has taken over the management of a neighbouring children’s centre and is opening its first satellite nursery next month, while forming a new Community Interest Company.

Hundreds of nursery schools, most in deprived areas, will close if the Government’s plans for early years funding go ahead, the NAHT has warned.

The 30 free-hours childcare expansion is an unrealisable Tory pledge - the Government should ‘come clean’ and admit it cannot afford to fund it in its current guise, sector leaders have claimed.

Parents taking part in the trial of a new digital joint childcare service later this year, will be able to access Tax-Free Childcare early, ahead of the 2017 rollout.

Nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out-of-school clubs are being sent letters from HMRC inviting them to sign up for Tax-Free Childcare.