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Nursery Schools Network

Early Education started out as the Nursery Schools Association and although now open to all types of early years practitioners and settings, we retain a core strand of activity around helping the small number of remaining maintained nursery schools to survive and thrive.

We provide a number of networking opportunities for maintained nursery schools in England.  Including:

We also campaign, through the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nursery Schools and Nursery Classes.

Useful resources

DfE position on published admisions numbers (PANs) and local authorities' funding maintained nursery schools and nursery classes - The DfE have confirmed that local authorities cannot set a limit on the number of places they will fund in nursery schools and nursery classes.

Maintained Nursery Schools: State of Play report

With funding from the City of London Corporation, we produced a report documenting the current situation for maintained nursery schools: how many are left, what their funding and staffing situation is and what services they offer above and beyond early education.  Read the press release and download the report.

Upcoming events

28 September 2018 - Maintained Nursery Schools SE Regional Network

Past events

April 2018 - Nursery Schools Teaching Schools conference

20 March 2018 - Maintained Nursery Schools Regional Network - Midlands

12 January 2018 - Maintained Nursery Schools Regional Network - South East

7 July 2017 - Maintained Nursery Schools Regional Network - South East

6 July 2017 - Maintained Nursery Schools Regional Network - Midlands

23 June 2017 - Maintained Nursery Schools Regional Network - North East

23 June 2017 - Maintained Nursery Schools Regional Network - North West

11 March 2015 - Parliamentary launch of State of Play report

December 2014 - Joint parliamentary event with NCRNE and TACTYC

July 2014 - Heads and Governors Workshop

March 2014 - Nursery Schools Summit

Publications

Maintained nursery schools: a national asset under threat

News coverage

11 March 2015 - Nursery World and TES