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Nursery means-testing postponed by a year

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The States have announced that means tested nursery funding in Jersey is being postponed by a year.

The system was meant to start in September 2017, but is being delayed so procedures can be put in place.

When it kicks in families earning more than £100,000 won't be eligible for help with nursery fees.

Those earning between £85,000 and £100,000 will have access to some help and those below £85,000 will get 20 hours of free education a week.

It has become clear that adding school nurseries makes the implementation of means-testing more complicated because it involves two separate systems of administration.

I have decided to delay the introduction for one year because of the extra work required and to allow for consultation with head teachers.

– Rod Bryans, Deputy Education Minister