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Cuts Watch #31: Cuts in children’s early years services

03 Jun 2010, by in Cuts Watch

In addition to cuts in the Government’s play strategy further details have emerged of cuts in spending on early years services. Nursery World reports that:

  • Every Child a Reader (a programme to support children with literacy difficulties) faces £5 million of cuts – and its future is not certain.
  • The Play Shaper programme, which encourages local authorities to consider children’s play when planning towns and cities, is being scaled back.
  • The Childcare for Training and Learning for Work programme, which provides up to £175 per week for low-income parents who want to access training to get back into work, is being cut by £10 million.
  • Buddying (a pilot scheme focusing on improving practice in early years services) and the 0-7 Partnership Scheme pilot (which is designed to ease children’s transition between early years and primary school) have been cut.

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