The Government plan to change the way nursery schools are funded.
We are concerned this will mean less money for nursery schools like ours with qualified teachers. It could even lead to nursery school closures.
I am taking the concerns of local parents to Westminster. Read the recent Guardian article about the issue here. You can download a hard copy of the petition or please sign the online petition below.
To the House of Commons. The Petition of residents of Cambridge, Declares that nursery schools have very good outcomes with regard to closing the achievement gap as well as supporting children with complex educational or medical needs; further that the petitioners are concerned by the Government’s proposals for early years funding that would mean that local authorities would pass on 95% of early years funding from central government directly to early year providers; further that should the proposals be accepted all nursery schools in Cambridgeshire will find themselves in dire financial difficulties; and further that the proposals would lead to a loss of early years provision as well as job losses for nursery staff. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to drop their proposal that would require local authorities to pass on 95% of early years funding from central government directly to early year providers. And the Petitioners remain, etc.