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DEC calls for an increase in pre-school credits

Tue, 12 Jul 2016


Tynwald approval is being sought to provide more money for pre-school credits. 
 
Currently carers are entitled to between £800 and £1,500 - the money is given out on a means tested basis.
 
The Department of Education and Children wants to increase the standard amount to £1,700 a year and for those receiving government support increase it to £2,150.
 
The last credit increase was in 2014 - it's hoped if this is approved it will be in place for the start of the new academic year.
 
Chrissy Callaghan is the early years school improvement advisor - she says uptake in pre-school credits is up to 97 per cent:

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