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School Nurseries Capital Fund SNCF futures for somerset

In July 2018, the Department for Education #DfE announced a capital bidding round of £30 million to create new high-quality school-based nursery places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds to deliver the government’s commitment to build more school-based nurseries, and to boost social mobility. The first few years of a child’s life are critical to shaping their future development, and our ambition is to provide equality of opportunity for every child, regardless of background or where they live, because we know that good early years education is the cornerstone of social mobility.

They encourage schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, educational institutions, charities or any other interested organisations to work closely with each other and in partnership with their local authorities to develop an application. They especially encourage proposals that include testing and evaluating approaches aimed at closing the disadvantage gap in the early years and boosting social mobility.

Once the application has been developed and agreed by the school(s), relevant organisation(s) involved, and the local authority, the local authority must then submit the application by 22 November 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by 28 February


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