23 June 2014
Shortage of Nursery Places.
The government has given 15 hours a week free funding to the 20% disadvantaged two year olds in England and Wales. In September 2014 this figure could increase to 40% which equates to about 260,000 places. Some areas are short of 2 year old places to accommodate this. To support these disadvantaged 2 year olds your setting needs to be rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. An article in Nursery World states
A lack of good and outstanding early years settings to provide the places for the disadvantaged two-year olds continues to be an issue.
Another concern due to the lack of high-quality setting was expressed by Nancy Stewart, principal consultant at the Early Years Consultancy
Not enough such places exist, so now the push is to move two-year-olds into schools - wholly inappropriate provision for children at this stage of development.
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Government to increase funding for 2 year olds.