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The party of opportunity for all children

We believe the first few years of people's lives are crucial in helping them to get on later in life. In Government we:

  • Given 15 hours free early education to all 3-4 year-olds and 40% of 2 year-olds. We are also giving free school meals to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
  • Set up a £2.5 billion Pupil Premium, which puts more money in schools, targeted at pupils who need the most help.
  • Created a record number of apprentices, with 2 million people starting an apprenticeship since 2010.