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30 hours care chaos

30 hours care chaos

The introduction of 30 hours' free childcare will mean parents may face higher costs and nurseries could close, an education charity has warned.

A survey by the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) suggests 74% of the nurseries that responded feel the government has underfunded the scheme.

From September, most parents in England are entitled to 30 hours' free care for children aged three to four.

The government says a record £6bn a year is being invested in childcare.

More than 200,000 parents across England are set to receive government help with their childcare costs from Friday.

However, some nursery providers warned the amount they are being paid by the government to deliver the care will not cover their costs.

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