Decision details

Maintained Nursery Provision

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


Progress update on working group


The report presented provided an update on the financial position of Lancashire's maintained nursery schools.


Following the presentation of the report to the Committee, the following had been noted:


Lancashire's Maintained Nursery Schools had been asked to plan for a future without any sustainable funding due to the continuing funding pressures.


The current position of Lancashire's Maintained Nursery Schools, as well as the next steps for the council were provided to the Committee during the presentation. A copy of the presentation is set out in the minutes.


The Chair invited members' of the Committee to raise any questions on the information provided and the following had been clarified:


It was clarified that the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, the School's Forum and the Executive Director of Education and Children's Services had all separately written to the Minister to seek additional funding for Lancashire. It was the councils understanding that the Government would be carrying out a country wide review on the baseline funding available.


The number of children across the 24 Maintained Nursery Schools in Lancashire were provided to the Committee and it were noted that:


·  There were 458 out of 3584 children in Lancashire who were 2 years old; and

·  There were 2064 out of 21,926 children in Lancashire who were either 3 or 4 years old


Resolved: That;


  1. The information contained in the report be noted; and
  2. The financial position of maintained nursery schools and the support offered be noted.

Report author: Andrew Good

Date of decision: 22/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2019 - Education Scrutiny Committee

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