School nurseries capital fund

Information for schools about the school nurseries capital fund (SNCF).

The school nurseries capital fund (SNCF) will create more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children.

The first few years of a child’s life are critical to shaping their future development. We want to provide equal opportunities for every child, regardless of background or where they live, because we know that good early years education is the cornerstone of social mobility.

The 'School nurseries capital fund: information for applicants' guidance (PDF, 260KB, 15 pages) is for organisations interested in working in close partnership to develop a bid application, including:

  • local authorities
  • schools
  • academies
  • multi-academy trusts
  • educational institutions
  • charities
  • other interested organisations

Application forms must be submitted by the local authority to be considered.

The application window will close on 22 November 2018.


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Published 8 September 2018
Last updated 24 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to SNCF application form and guide.
  2. First published.