NEU’s response to early years funding consultation

NEU’s response to the Government consultation - Early Years Funding – Extension of the entitlements.


The National Education Union (NEU) welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation.

The NEU is concerned that this consultation does not address current underfunding in the sector and funding for the current entitlement for 3- and 4-year-olds. There is overwhelming evidence showing that current funding for early years is inadequate and leading to settings closing.

Young children in nursery school

Save maintained nursery schools

Maintained nursery schools (MNS) are under threat of closure due to chronic underfunding by the Government.

Save maintained nursery schools
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