Early Years Education in the news again
Education secretary Damian Hinds has promised to halve the number of children starting school without expected levels of early reading and speaking skills within the next decade.
It isn't yet clear what the Government intend to do to support this, but access to Early Years Education is key. Unfortunately, many children entitled to free hours at 2 years are missing out, through either a lack of spaces or because parents don't realise they are entitled. At Overton Preschool Playgroup we are pleased to be able to offer 15 free hours to all eligible children, as well as the free 15 or 30 hours for 3 & 4 year olds. If you are unsure whether you are entitled to free hours, please visit https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds to find out more.