Free education for 400 toddlers in Sutton

Free education for 400 toddlers in Sutton

Free education for 400 toddlers in Sutton

First published in Education News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Hundreds of two-year-olds will receive free early years education in Sutton.

Paul Burstow, MP for Sutton and Cheam, has heralded news that 400 disadvantaged toddlers will receive the free education from next year.

This is in addition to all three and four-year-old children in Sutton, who are already eligible to receive 15 hours of free early year’s education per week.

Mr Burstow said: “This is great news for two-year-olds and their families in our area, and a real victory for social mobility.

"Early years education gives a great boost to children, helping them prepare for school. It’s also a huge help to parents who may be struggling to juggle work commitments with having young children.

“Liberal Democrats have been ensuring that one of the Coalition Government’s main priorities is to close the attainment gap between the children of the richest and the poorest.

"Children should have the chance they deserve regardless of how wealthy their parents are.”

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1:16pm Mon 11 Jun 12

gbzgc says...

If you want to take the credit for this, then you have to take the blame for St. Helier Mr Burstow. Still I suppose it's another good photo opportunity!!!
If you want to take the credit for this, then you have to take the blame for St. Helier Mr Burstow. Still I suppose it's another good photo opportunity!!! gbzgc
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2:34pm Mon 11 Jun 12

Michael Pantlin says...

The Care Minister is helping the children by closing the Childrens Wards and Children's A&E at our St. Helier District General Hospital and helping the elderly in need of social services by telling them to take up gardening. But then the folk are queer in Sutton & Cheam Constituency; they'd vote in a donkey if it was wearing a yellow rosette.
The Care Minister is helping the children by closing the Childrens Wards and Children's A&E at our St. Helier District General Hospital and helping the elderly in need of social services by telling them to take up gardening. But then the folk are queer in Sutton & Cheam Constituency; they'd vote in a donkey if it was wearing a yellow rosette. Michael Pantlin
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7:09am Tue 12 Jun 12

theavengers says...

In other words, "disadvantaged" means single mums and workless households and still leaves those hard working families who struggle to pay private rents and mortgages in the cold. Good one, always reward those who are purposefully lazy and breed like rats.
In other words, "disadvantaged" means single mums and workless households and still leaves those hard working families who struggle to pay private rents and mortgages in the cold. Good one, always reward those who are purposefully lazy and breed like rats. theavengers
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12:02pm Tue 12 Jun 12

Snork says...

As theavengers put above, children of those 'struggling to juggle work commitments' will not be considered disadvantaged for this purpose. Those who have never worked and have no intention of doing so or having a partner who does will be given these places as a bonus to their already easy lives :(
As theavengers put above, children of those 'struggling to juggle work commitments' will not be considered disadvantaged for this purpose. Those who have never worked and have no intention of doing so or having a partner who does will be given these places as a bonus to their already easy lives :( Snork
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6:44pm Wed 13 Jun 12

MrsMarmalade says...

What boggles my mind is that some of your comments lead me to believe that you 'think' being a single mother or out of work is easy. Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you judge.
I agree that family's who work and are on low incomes should be given first priority. Those not working have the advantage of teaching from home and let's face it, have no need for 'childcare'.
What boggles my mind is that some of your comments lead me to believe that you 'think' being a single mother or out of work is easy. Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you judge. I agree that family's who work and are on low incomes should be given first priority. Those not working have the advantage of teaching from home and let's face it, have no need for 'childcare'. MrsMarmalade
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