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Letter: How to fund private nurseries

Sir: Is Fran Abrams right to assume that "most parents are looking for ... a safe, stimulating nursery which is open at hours that enable them to go to work?"

I can provide safety and stimulation for my three-year-old at home. I will be looking for an environment which prepares her for school, something which state nurseries have been established to provide. It seems to me that private day nurseries are primarily concerned with caring for children whose parents are at work.

I thought the voucher system was to widen opportunities for pre-school education, not extend child care for working parents.


Meppershall, Bedfordshire