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Additional 50m for 30 hours expansion


The Government have released an additional £50m to help with the introduction of the 'free' 30 hours. Whilst the additional funds are welcomed by the sector, some providers have concerns about the 'strings' attached to the money. Notable voices in the sector have raised concerns about whether this is the right amount of money being spent in the right places. You can read about it in Nursery World and hear what the Pre-school Learning Alliance have to say in this Guardian article. We have an active forum thread too, where you can hear from providers who will be receiving the money: Early Years Capital Funding Grants