Toddlers could miss out on free nursery places as government scheme expands

Toddlers could miss out on free nursery places as government scheme expands

Toddlers could miss out on free nursery places as government scheme expands

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Around 900 two-year-olds across the county could miss out on a state-funded nursery place from September.

Essex County Council have forewarned a shortfall of 145 funded nursery places in Braintree district alone from September, when the government will make the scheme more accessible.

Across Halstead, this could equate to nine two-year-olds going without a free place.

Director of quality improvement at the Pre-school Learning Alliance Michael Freeston said children in rural areas were most likely to miss out on a free place.

For the full story, see this week's Halstead Gazette.

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