Families forced to pay top-up fees for free nursery education

Child playing with parent
Child playing with parent

Some families are being denied access to free nursery education unless they agree to pay compulsory "top-up fees" for extra hours, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.


The practice risks excluding poorer families from nurseries, according to the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which called for the Department for Education (DfE) to tackle the issue.

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