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Alliance launches campaign ahead of election

By Rachel LawlerAlliance election campaign childcare

The Alliance has launched a new campaign targeting parliamentary candidates ahead of December’s election.

The campaign calls on political parties to pledge to increase early years funding if elected next month and invites providers to write to their prospective parliamentary candidates about the funding crisis in the sector and warn them that urgent action needs to be taken.

Write to your candidates now

(It only takes two minutes!)


Providers are invited to fill in a short form on the Alliance website, explaining the impact the funding has had on their setting. The information in the form is then used to personalise a letter that is sent immediately to their prospective parliamentary candidates.

Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Alliance, commented: “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.”

Act now! Click here to tell your next MP early years provision must be properly funded 


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Read the main parties' pledges on the early years and childcare


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