Jersey nurseries, which opened during pandemic, to get funding boost

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Many nurseries closed at the beginning of the pandemic. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Nurseries, which opened in Jersey during the coronavirus pandemic, are set to receive funding from the government.

Education Minister Senator Tracey Vallois has approved plans to provide £65,000 to those who remained open to care for the children of the island's critical workers during lockdown.

Small nurseries will be given £5,000 while medium-sized nurseries will be given £7,000. Larger nurseries will receive £9,000.

Senator Vallois says the money will help cover supplementary costs for cleaning and PPE, which nurseries had to cover during lockdown.

Many nurseries and schools in Jersey had to close at the beginning of the pandemic to help curb the spread of coronavirus.