The nursery in question capitulated, but only because they were in breach of contract. They had not notified parents correctly of the decision not to offer 15 hours free entitlement, and have offered compensation.
Dumb question - why would a nursery not offer the free early years entitlement? We were recently offered a place at our local private nursery, however they do not participate in the scheme. Why would they choose to do that. Is it to keep a certain demographic from joining the nursery?
My sons old nursery would only offer either the morning or the afternoon sessions, not both. This meant your child needed to be ever day to get the full allowance. If they were full days, the hours from the second session had to be paid for, regardless of how many days per week. Do you think this is what is happening at your dc nursery?