In Government Nick and the Lib Dems are ensuring our children get the best start in life, regardless of their background.
In Government Nick is leading on delivering the flagship ‘Pupil Premium’ policy. The £2.5 billion package provides extra funding for millions of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teachers can use this money as they see fit, such as through smaller classes or catch-up lessons. Sheffield schools alone will see over £12m of extra funding in 2013/14.
Liberal Democrats are helping parents with childcare by providing 15 hours of free childcare per week for all disadvantaged two-year-olds, as well as 15 hours per week for all three- and four-year-olds.