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Labour will encourage councils to open more maintained nurseries
Early Education welcomes the announcement by Bridget Philipson MP, the Shadow Education Secretary, that Labour intends for an expansion of …
Consultation opens on ratios and early years funding in England, including maintained nursery schools
We welcome today’s announcement from government that it intends to allocate a further £10m to raise the level of supplementary …
More than half of England’s maintained nursery schools struggling to cover core costs
A survey carried out by sector body Early Education in association with education unions the NAHT, NEU and UNISON, has …
Hundreds of school staff march on Downing Street to save nursery schools
Today (Tues 19 Oct), 150 representatives from maintained nursery schools in England will gather in London’s Parliament Square, alongside parents, …
Early Education and unions call for long-term MNS funding
Organisations representing Maintained Nursery Schools have joined together to warn the government that it must provide a long-term funding solution …
Updated briefing for MPs
Nursery Schools forced to make further cuts as government leaves them in the dark over key funding decisions
A new survey carried out by Early Education, NAHT, NEU and UNISON has revealed that over a third (34%) of Maintained Nursery …
Letter from the APPG Officers to the Chancellor
Briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on the early years sector – safety concerns and funding
Monday 7 March 2022
- Will Quince, Minister for Children and Families
- Ivana de la Valle on The impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged children – early findings from the research project: Covid and Childcare: Local impacts across England
- Laura Barbour of the Sutton Trust on A Fair Start? The case for an extension of the 30 hours entitlement to disadvantaged families
- Case studies from headteachers
Papers from past meetings
Hidden Value: A report exploring the role and future of maintained nursery schools in London, London Councils, September 2018
State of the nation 2016: social mobility in Great Britain – report of the Social Mobility Commission, including commentary on the value of maintained nursery schools in supporting social mobility
Government plans will reallocate nursery funding from poorer to richer children – and no one seems to notice – blog by Kitty Stewart and Ludovica Gambaro
Maintained Nursery Schools: the State of Play was launched in March 2015 at a parliamentary reception hosted by Graham Stuart MP and supported by MPs of all parties.