We respond to Queen’s SpeechPurnima Tanuku OBE


Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), said: “Today the Queen told Parliament that her government will continue to work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend a good school and that all schools are fairly funded.

“Unfortunately we are still a long way off fair funding for early years. The government must not think that their job is done with regards to offering ‘free’ childcare hours to parents. The Department for Education must prioritise addressing this by investing enough to pay a fair hourly rate for ‘free’ places and allowing nurseries to charge for meals if it wants the 30 hours pledge to be delivered.”

View the Queens Speech here