Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes 15 hours free childcare for poorest toddlers in Haringey

Lynne Featherstone MPLynne Featherstone MP has today welcomed news that 882 of the poorest toddlers in Haringey will benefit from 15 hours free childcare a week from this September, thanks to a Coalition Government investment of £3,011 per child.

This is in addition to the £100m investment for additional nursery places announced by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minster, Nick Clegg, last year.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green today urged parents in Haringey to find out if their two-year-old is eligible.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“We are delivering on a Liberal Democrat commitment to additional early years’ education – providing 15 hours of free childcare a week to around 130,000 two-year-olds from lower income backgrounds across England.

“Studies show that investment in early years’ education makes a significant difference to a child’s life chances and will help children reach their full potential.

“I want to make sure that no child in Haringey misses out so I’d encourage all parents to find out if their toddler is eligible, by contacting either their local nursery provider or Haringey Council.”