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PAC report shows need for further work on childcare funding, says NAHT

Responding to the report from the Public Accounts Committee on the increase in free childcare provision to 30 hours a week, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT says: “Our members have consistently supported the government’s intention to extend the free childcare element to 30 hours a week, but this report again highlights concerns within the sector over funding.

“The Committee warns that there will not be enough funded places available once the entitlement is rolled out to 30 hours per week. This is a concern raised by our members, some of whom currently have to cross subsidise from school budgets in order to keep places open. NAHT’s Early Years report highlighted the funding gap as early as last September.

“The government needs to work with school leaders, nursery providers and local authorities to develop a fair funding formula for good quality childcare. There is huge support for this policy, but we need to make sure we have the tools and the funds to deliver it.”

Page Published: 15/06/2016

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