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Extra funding granted for Blackpool nurseries

£500k has been awarded by Government to give disadvantaged kids a place at nursery

It has been announced by the government that Blackpool Council has been allocated funding to offer more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children.

Government funding of approximately £500,000 will be used to create additional places at Kincraig Primary School and Nursery and Thames Primary Academy.

Blackpool’s bid submission looks to create around a total of 36 full-time-equivalent places for 2, 3 and 4 year-old children when funding is formally confirmed by the DfE.

The funding comes from the government’s School Nurseries Capital Fund (SNCF).  

The aim of the SNCF is to create new high-quality school-based nursery places, targeted at closing the gap for disadvantaged children.

Cllr Kath Benson, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Schools, Education and Aspiration, commented:

“This funding will allow for the expansion of high quality nursery and early years education here in Blackpool. The first few years of a child’s life are critical to shaping their future development and on-going well-being."

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