“Save State-Funded Nursery Schools” Click this link to see the petition to government and start sharing it: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171052 Please sign and forward this, it is really important we do not lose these schools.
As you may have heard in the press the government is proposing drastic funding cuts for all Nursery Schools across the country from 2019.
We would like to ask you all to sign the petition below which relates to proposed funding cuts for state-funded nursery schools nationally. These cuts would result in funding being approximately halved in two years’ time, meaning that none of the schools would be able to function as they do today. Most significantly, it would be impossible to employ qualified teachers to run them.
A recent study by Save the Children www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37827374 highlighted the importance of having qualified teachers in nurseries: “The charity found that children in independent nurseries without an early year’s teacher were almost 10% less likely to meet expected levels of development at five than children in nurseries with qualified teachers.”