Hundreds of nursery managers and owners will give their views to the Department for Education on the 30-hour free childcare entitlement.

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has organised two free events in London and Wakefield for members to discuss the current Government consultation on funded childcare and cutting red tape.

Representatives from the Department for Education will give an overview on Childcare Free Entitlement Delivery Model for 30 hours and officials from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will lead a discussion on the Cutting Red Tape review.

NDNA’s Chief Executive Purnima Tanuku OBE, said: “It’s a really important year for nurseries with various Government consultations taking place and it’s crucial that those involved have their say ahead of the 30-hour pilots in September.

“But there is still a big gap in information. We are being asked to give our views on the delivery of 30 hours ahead of the funding formula consultation.

“So we have invited representatives from two Government departments to these consultations to engage with our members in the biggest events of their kind in the country.

“We hope that in getting our members together, we can understand their issues and make the Government fully aware of them. Members will have the chance to discuss these in small groups and feed back at the end of the session.”

  • 11 May, 1 – 4.30pm: Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London SE1 8UJ
  • 17 May, 1 – 4.30pm: Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield WF1 1EP

All NDNA members are invited, but are limited to two places per setting.

Anyone wishing to attend can either book their place online at www.ndna.org.uk/events or ring 01484 407070 or email bookings@ndna.org.uk

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