Alliance launches funding campaign ahead of election
The Early Years Alliance has launched a campaign calling on political parties to pledge to increase early years funding ahead of next month’s general election.
The campaign invites providers to write to their prospective parliamentary candidates about the early years funding crisis and to warn them that urgent action needs to be taken.
In order to participate, providers simply fill out a short form with information about them, their setting and the impact underfunding has had. It takes fewer than two minutes to complete and the system finds user’s prospective parliamentary candidates and their contact details automatically.
The form can be accessed now at www.eyalliance.org.uk/TakeAction.
Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Early Years Alliance, said: “We now know what the major political parties are offering – and the sector has every right to be worried.
“This is a great opportunity for us to get out in front of the people who will be forming the next government, let them know the impact of underfunding in their constituency and ask them what they’re going to do to fix it. It takes only two minutes to fill out the form and send a message to your next MP so I hope everyone can find the time to get involved.”
About the Alliance
- The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England. A registered educational charity, it also provides high-quality affordable childcare and education to support children and families in areas of deprivation throughout the country.
- The Alliance represents 14,000 members and supports them to deliver care and learning to more than 800,000 families every year. We deliver family learning projects, offer information and advice, produce specialist publications, run acclaimed training programmes and campaign to influence early years policy and practice.
- The Alliance website is www.eyalliance.org.uk