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NAHT comments on NAO report into free early education

Commenting on a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) looking at supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England, James Bowen, director of policy for school leaders' union NAHT, said:

“Early education remains one of our best bets when it comes to tackling disadvantage in this country. We urge government and local authorities to redouble their efforts to ensure as many disadvantaged children as possible access the entitlements available to them. Currently around a third of families eligible for the 2 year old offer still do not take this up. Increasing this percentage should be an urgent priority for government as we know early education can make a dramatic difference.”

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Steven George
NAHT Head of Press and Media
01444 472886
07970 907730

Rose Tremlett 
Senior Press Officer 
07545 354363

Email : press.office@naht.org.uk