Camden residents asked their opinion on free nursery places
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Camden residents are being asked their opinion following a change in legislation affecting young children.
The Government has reduced Camden’s funding, meaning that to continue financing three- and four-year-old’s 30 hours a week of free nursery time will result in a funding gap of five million, according to the council.
As a result, Camden Council has proposed plans to cut the 30 hours in half, depending on the eligibility of the children’s families.
The council has now asked residents to submit a reaction to the change before Sunday night.
Camden Council confirmed: “We can afford to fund the additional 15 hours for some of those who look set to miss out, targeting the available finances at those we believe will benefit the most.”
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This means that from September some parents will still be eligible to 30 hours of free nursery time, if they are working full time, earning a weekly income equivalent to 16 hours at the minimum wage, and earning no more than £100,000 per year.
To have your say, visit: news.camden.gov.uk/have-your-say-on-how-free-nursery-places-are-funded
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The consultation ends on Sunday.