Free 15hrs of nursery for ALL 2 year olds?

(7 Posts)
oinker Thu 13-Dec-12 20:27:55

Is this right?

I have been told by my neighbour that this is being discussed in parliament and may come into place by next April?

Any further info would be appreciated?

OddBoots Thu 13-Dec-12 20:31:12

Never say never but I would be stunned, we are finding it hard enough to build the infrastructure for 20% of 2 year-olds from September without even starting on the planned 40% for Sept '14. To give places to all 2 year-olds would take a huge amount of work.

Morph2 Fri 14-Dec-12 14:04:41

can't see it happened in the near future, surely this would be a massive cost and the government are cutting costs at the minute!! I think it will be targeted.

Snowflakepie Sat 15-Dec-12 16:34:05

Not a chance it could be afforded or the places found, IMO. Because of the adult to child ratio required DDs preschool will only take a set number of under 3s, they can't afford to run if they have too many as they need more staff. So much as it might be nice, I suspect it won't happen.

HenriettaTurkey Sat 15-Dec-12 16:39:14

A quick google search found this (from September)

http://m.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/sep/27/free-nursery-places-funded-sure-start

OddBoots Sat 15-Dec-12 16:43:08

Henrietta, You may already know but that scheme isn't for all 2 year olds - it is the 20% most disadvantaged (using free school meals criteria).

rhondajean Sat 15-Dec-12 16:44:16

in Scotland it's only for looked after children.

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