The government is proposing drastic funding cuts for all local authority-run ("maintained") Nursery Schools across the country from 2020. This will mean that nearly 400 Maintained Nursery Schools will no longer be able to exist in their current form. This article from the TES explains the problem in more detail.
"Maintained Nursery Schools are local authority funded schools, with a headteacher and qualified teachers leading a team of specialist early years practitioners. They provide education for 3-5-year-olds (and increasingly for 2-year-olds). They are few in number - just over 400 remain in England – but represent a unique reservoir of early years expertise. 97% of them are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, a standard not matched by any other part of the education sector" "No other part of the education sector is as highly rated, and yet no other part of the sector faces a less certain future." Report on Maintained Nursery Schools
Please write to your MP to voice your concerns. You can find your local MP, along with their contact details by going to the website below and typing your postcode in the keyword search box http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps
Many nursery schools are currently collecting signatures for petitions which their local MP will be able to present to Parliament. Please contact your local nursery school to sign their petition - this needs to be done in hard copy so that it can be presented to parliament.
Please share this website and the petition with as many people as possible.