1,400 free early education places for disadvantaged two-year-oldsWritten by Wandsworth Conservatives Wednesday, 04 July 2012 10:18
Wandsworth’s Conservative administration has unveiled new plans to give disadvantaged local children a better start in life.
The proposals include creating 1,400 free early education places for two-year-olds from vulnerable families by 2014 and strengthening the range of early years services provided in the borough’s least well-off neighbourhoods.
“Disadvantaged children already do better at schools in Wandsworth than in most other parts of the country, according to Ofsted,” said Cllr Kathy Tracey, cabinet member for children’s services.
“This scheme is about identifying vulnerable children very early in their lives and targeting services to give them the best possible support before they start school. It also aims to support parents who need help to get back into employment.”
The proposals will go out for consultation and include questions on how to make best use of existing council, private and voluntary sector buildings for the extra nursery places. Views will be sought on how to concentrate on the children and families most in need and ensure that children’s centres are in the borough’s more disadvantaged neighbourhoods and provide the fullest range of services.
Last year, a detailed study by education and children’s services watchdog Ofsted found that young people from low income backgrounds achieve more in Wandsworth than in many other parts of the country.
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