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Free childcare scheme faces funding 'crisis', charity claims

The government's free childcare scheme is facing "chronic underfunding", according to a report commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Local authorities currently receive money from the government to pay for up to 15 hours of free childcare a week.

But the report suggests this funding is only enough to cover four out of every five children taking up the offer.

Sarah-Jane Bungay reports.

  • 12 Nov 2014
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