‘Free must mean free’, says Ombudsman as it calls for more transparency over free entitlement place fees

Karen Faux
Monday, February 8, 2021

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is urging councils to have better oversight of nurseries offering free early years places, after a nursery chain was found to be charging Leicestershire parents a ‘top-up fee’.

'There cannot be a one size fits all' approach to costs for services.
'There cannot be a one size fits all' approach to costs for services.

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