Education funding for disadvantaged youngsters ‘not enough’

Family | 26 Aug 2014 0

Proposed additional funding for nurseries and kindergartens who take on disadvantaged youngsters may not be sufficient, a former government advisor has claimed.

The ‘Early Years Pupil Premium’ (EYPP) scheme would pay childcare organisations looking after three- and four-year olds from difficult backgrounds £300 per year. It was outlined in a recently published consultation document, which closed today.

Janet Grauberg, of think tank the Centre Forum, is a one-time advisor to former education secretary Michael Gove. She claimed the amount payable should be brought into line with the ‘pupil premium’ available to schools attended by older children living in care. This is currently worth £1,900 per year.

Grauberg said:

“The EYPP needs to be set at a level which will encourage excellent providers to reach out to such children and attract them to their setting, in the way that schools are now being encouraged to do with the schools premium.”

Nursery and kindergarten ‘settings’ (organisations) operate in a commercial market, in which funding is dependent on pupils, she explained.

“The simple fact is that £300 a year, or an additional £0.53 per child per hour is not sufficient to act as such as an incentive”.

Read the government consultation here.

 

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