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Early years sector prepares for week of action

By Rachel Lawler
 
Early years providers have been contacting their MPs ahead of the Fair Future Funding Action Week, due to take place next week.
Fair Future Funding Campaign
The campaign is calling on the government to review funding levels for the early years to make sure that they meet the cost of delivering quality childcare.
 
Fair Future Funding
Providers and parents are invited to contact their MP and ask them to visit your setting or offer to meet them during the week beginning 10 June.
 
Using the downloadable templates from the Alliance, website, providers have been writing to their MPs and inviting them to visit their setting or meet up next week to discuss funding for the early years.
 
So far, more than 350 people have downloaded the template letter to MPs on the Fair Future Funding web page.
 
Contact your MP
The Alliance has also written to every single MP in England to let them know about the campaign and ask for their support.
 
Many MPs have already pledged their support for the campaign including Dennis Skinner, Heidi Allen, Ruth George and Harriet Harman.
 
David Drew MP has written to the Treasury ahead of the Spending Review. He said: “The current shortfall in funding could disadvantage children deprived of quality early years provision for their whole lives.
 
“It is therefore absolutely imperative that we the campaign for fair funding is successful: I support the call for an immediate increase and an urgent review of childcare funding.”
 
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