Press coverage 2014

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  • BBC Look East: A report on the Alliance’s successful bid for £40m in Big Lottery funding for our ‘Our Children, Our Community, Our Future’ project in Southend-on-Sea.

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Alliance comments on government childcare plans in the media: Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, appeared on Sky News on Tuesday 4 February to discuss the Government’s plans to encourage schools to take children from two-years-old. Speaking in opposition to the plans, Neil said: “The Government has forgotten that children have a right to a childhood… There is very little in this policy that considers what is best for a child. This policy is about childcare on the cheap.”

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Alliance director of quality improvement Michael Freeston also criticised the proposals during an interview with ITV News, saying: “We mustn’t lose sight of the fact that any provision for two-year-olds must be age appropriate and suitable. Parents need to ask themselves if a large primary school environment is appropriate for their child, and the government needs to fund the existing care provision for two year olds more effectively.”

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