More funding for disadvantaged two-year-old places urgently needed, as government figures reveal take-up has fallen

Karen Faux
Friday, June 28, 2019

While more children are accessing the ‘free’ 30-hour places for three and four-year-olds, fewer disadvantaged two-year-olds are taking up 15 hours. Under-funding for both the 30 and 15 hour offers is affecting the ability of providers to offer places for all children, say sector organisations.

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