If providers do not get the funding they need they will have no choice but to close their doors or pass on costs to working families – Rayner
Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on an NAHT report into early years funding provision, said:
“The fact that not even one in five childcare providers believe the Government is giving them sufficient funding to cover their costs is a damning indictment of this Government’s failure to invest in our children.
“If providers do not get the funding they need from Government they will simply have no choice but to either close their doors or pass on costs to working families who are already struggling to make ends meet.
“The Government’s failure to provide free and high-quality early years education will deny children the best start in life and lock many parents out of the labour market when they can’t meet the costs themselves.
“The next Labour Government will give a fully-funded offer of 30 hours free childcare to every 2-4 year old in England, as we build a country for the many, not the few.”