Extra Funding for Free Early Years Education


The Government has announced additional funding to provide free early years education to two-year olds across England including 1,100 2 years olds across Bury.

130,000 two-year olds from the poorest homes will be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare a week with a nursery or childminder.

The Government is investing more than £500 million into childcare this year and £100 million through local authorities to create new places to ensure those children eligible right now can benefit from these places.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

“From today, if you’re a parent on a low income with a two year old in the family your child will qualify for 15 hours a week of free early years’ education. These funded places are focused on helping the families that need them most.”

Next year the Government will be investing £760m to help an additional 130,000 two-year-olds in families on less than £16,190 a year who receive working tax credits.

Commenting Bury Lib Dem Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstone said:

“This is a welcome announcement for families across Bury.

“Early education helps promote a child’s physical, emotional and social development. This extra support for low income families is a real Liberal Democrat achievement.”


One thought on “Extra Funding for Free Early Years Education

  1. David Brodigan says:

    I have tried many times to make a clear point that may effect many people in Not only Bury but also in every city in the UK. I am one of over 500,000 British citizens who’s pension is frozen because I live outside the UK. I doubt that the people originally from countries outside the UK understand that If they return to their country of origin their pension -that they have paid for – could be frozen. In the Bury area there is a large ethnic population.If the lib, dem party made a clear promise to reverse the frozen pension policy. Maybe they could gain enough votes to remove the Tory majority???

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