Government urged by MPs to resolve nurseries funding fear

MPS united to present over 90 petitions from maintained Nursery Schools in the House of Commons, which urge the Government to tackle the funding shortfall they face in 2020.

Parents, teachers, governors and staff have called on Ministers to take action over the future of nurseries, who face financial uncertainty when the £60 million from the Early Years Funding Formula ends next year.

The news was revealed in an article by Nursery World, which also says the Government has yet to guarantee that schools will receive support from 2020 onwards and that they will have until this year's Spending Review is completed before finding out.

Maintained Nursery Schools, like Selly Oak, provide an essential introduction to education for children in deprived areas. 

The mass petition was organised by MP Lucy Powell and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Nursery Schools and Nursery and Reception Classes.

Maintained nursery schools have felt increasing financial pressure over the last decade with 16 closing and one fifth in the red in the 2017/18 school year.

It is feared by that if the supplementary funding is not replaced maintained nursery schools will lose a third of their funding.

For more details click here on the Nursery World website.