‘Sure Start, What Future?’ Pamphlet Launch Event

LFoSS launched our pamphlet ‘Sure Start, Sure Future’ in 2013. It was a collection of ideas about how to rebuild Sure Start following blistering Tory cuts, but the vision was predicated on a Labour Government in 2015. Unfortunately, the immediate challenge we now face is not to rebuild Sure Start – but to save it … More ‘Sure Start, What Future?’ Pamphlet Launch Event

Childcare System at “breaking point”

Childcare providers in England say the childcare system is at “breaking point” as plans to double free provision for three and four-year-olds in England are pushed forward. The current allowance of 15 hours a week for three and four-year-olds will now be doubled to 30 for working parents. The Pre-School Learning Alliance – which represents … More Childcare System at “breaking point”

“Life being squeezed out of children’s centres” according to Children’s Charity

Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s called “on the new government to act now to stop the life being squeezed out of children’s centres,” in a recent press release following new calculations that reveal a dramatic budget decrease of over 35 per cent since 2010. Researchers for the charity analysed Department for Education figures and returns from … More “Life being squeezed out of children’s centres” according to Children’s Charity

Leadership Candidate Caroline Flint writes on Children’s Centres

Sure Start transforms lives forever. It is one of Labour’s greatest ever achievements and it is under brutal attack by the Tories. Labour Friends of Sure Start believes that the future of our Children’s Centres should be a key issue in this Leadership contest. So we wrote to every candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader … More Leadership Candidate Caroline Flint writes on Children’s Centres

Leadership Candidate John Healey writes on Children’s Centres

Sure Start transforms lives forever. It is one of Labour’s greatest ever achievements and it is under brutal attack by the Tories. Labour Friends of Sure Start believes that the future of our Children’s Centres should be a key issue in this Leadership contest. So we wrote to every candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader … More Leadership Candidate John Healey writes on Children’s Centres

Leadership Candidate Tom Watson writes on Children’s Centres

Sure Start transforms lives forever. It is one of Labour’s greatest ever achievements and it is under brutal attack by the Tories. Labour Friends of Sure Start believes that the future of our Children’s Centres should be a key issue in this Leadership contest. So we wrote to every candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader … More Leadership Candidate Tom Watson writes on Children’s Centres

Leadership Candidate Angela Eagle writes on Children’s Centres

Sure Start transforms lives forever. It is one of Labour’s greatest ever achievements and it is under brutal attack by the Tories. Labour Friends of Sure Start believes that the future of our Children’s Centres should be a key issue in this Leadership contest. So we wrote to every candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader … More Leadership Candidate Angela Eagle writes on Children’s Centres

Leadership Candidate Stella Creasy writes on Children’s Centres

Sure Start transforms lives forever. It is one of Labour’s greatest ever achievements and it is under brutal attack by the Tories. Labour Friends of Sure Start believes that the future of our Children’s Centres should be a key issue in this Leadership contest. So we wrote to every candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader … More Leadership Candidate Stella Creasy writes on Children’s Centres

Leadership Candidate Rushanara Ali writes on Children’s Centres

Sure Start transforms lives forever. It is one of Labour’s greatest ever achievements and it is under brutal attack by the Tories. Labour Friends of Sure Start believes that the future of our Children’s Centres should be a key issue in this Leadership contest. So we wrote to every candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader … More Leadership Candidate Rushanara Ali writes on Children’s Centres