Tuesday 2 March 2021 / 3:13 PM Tulip Siddiq

Nurseries to lose £247m due to funding changes – Tulip Siddiq

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, commenting on research showing that the Government’s funding changes from spring term this year amount to a £247 million cut to nurseries and childminders, said:

“Nurseries and childminders have provided an incredible service remaining open to all children in lockdown, yet the Government is rewarding them with funding changes that could force a quarter of all providers to close their doors for good.

“Early years providers need targeted support to survive this crisis, not to have the rug pulled from under their feet at the height of the pandemic.

“There is a real danger that the childcare sector will collapse unless the Government rethinks these funding changes, with young children, working parents and our economy paying the price.”