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Education for young mothers

Question by Steve O'Connell

Cotelands Nursery at John Ruskin College in South Croydon has been providing education for young mothers, who would otherwise not have access, due to their circumstances. As the nursery is currently without funding, would you, Mr Mayor, agree to provide them with financial assistance?


Answer by Sadiq Khan

I am aware that Cotelands Nursery and John Ruskin College provide outstanding support to young mothers, and their children, to help them succeed. I have no statutory duty for education and am unable to provide funding. An officer from my Education and Youth Team has been in contact with the nursery and college to explore other funding avenues. I will continue to lobby the government for adequate funding for early years' provision so partnerships like this can be sustained. 

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