Shirley Williams joins Julian in visit to city nursery school

Shirley_Williams_-NHS_Confederation_annual_conference__Manchester-11July2011_(1).jpgLiberal Democrat peer, Shirley Williams will be in Cambridge tomorrow (Thursday, April 16) to join Julian Huppert for a visit to one of the city’s “outstanding” nursery schools.

Liberal Democrat peer, Shirley Williams will be in Cambridge tomorrow (Thursday, April 16) to join Julian Huppert for a visit to one of the city’s “outstanding” nursery schools.

 

Baroness Williams of Crosby and Julian, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge have been invited to Brunswick Nursery School in Young Street which caters for 80 three and four-year-olds.

 

The pair will find out more about how the Lib Dems’ policy, which gives youngsters 15 free hours of nursery a week, is helping the children prepare for school. 

 

In addition, disadvantaged two-year-olds receive thousands of pounds of free childcare every year under the party’s policy implemented in government. 

 

Brunswick Nursery School was rated “outstanding” by Ofsted and was recently accredited with Health Promoting School status, a nationally accredited award for information and communication technology.

 

Julian said: “Brunswick Nursery School does an excellent job providing care for young children in a very supportive environment.

 

“And our Early Years Funding supports its work giving children in Cambridge 15 hours of free nursery school teaching thanks to a £3 million investment in our city.

 

“High quality nursery teaching, with qualified nursery teachers, makes a huge difference to how children develop and learn. It’s a great way for children to learn and in the next Parliament we want to extend that free child care to 20 hours for working families. This gives our children the best chance.”