LGA responds to maintained nurseries funding announcement

“The LGA has been clear all along around the need for additional funding to secure the future of maintained nursery schools and we are pleased the Government has acted on our concerns."


Three girls at nursery

Responding to the announcement of £24 million of additional funding for the 2019/20 academic year for maintained nursery schools, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, said:

“The LGA has been clear all along around the need for additional funding to secure the future of maintained nursery schools and we are pleased the Government has acted on our concerns.

“Maintained nurseries provide a high level of support to disadvantaged children and those with special educational needs, and it is important that they continue to receive funding to do so.

“However while this extra money will provide much needed clarity to councils and maintained nursery schools for an additional term, we urge the Government to deliver a long-term funding solution in this year’s Spending Review which ensures that all children are able to access the high quality early education that they deserve.”