National childcare charity National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) today welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's announcement of a consultation on the new £50m Early Years Pupil Premium, saying it was vital that the investment made for each child went to the frontline in nurseries to make a difference for disadvantaged children.
NDNA Chief Executive Purnima Tanuku OBE said: "The new Early Years Pupil Premium is the right move to support disadvantaged three and four year olds and is great recognition of the impact that investing in early years provision, like nurseries, can make to children's futures. It is vital that all the money is passed to the setting attended by each child so that it can be used to make a real difference at the front line. We welcome government's recognition of the expertise of nurseries by giving them the freedom to decide how to use the money to help three and four year olds learn and develop.
Read the full press release at www.ndna.org.uk