Cunningham hopes funding for Early Years Fund saves ‘Mother Goose’

13 07 2015

Mother Goose

Ballycastle SDLP representative Dónal Cunningham has welcomed the Education Ministers decision to reverse his earlier cuts which will now mean that the ‘Mother Goose’ playgroup is to continue to receive ‘Early Years’ funding until March 2016.

Mr Cunningham continued “I hope that future funding can be found which will secure Mother Goose’s future beyond 2016.”

Mr Cunningham who had previously called on the Education Minister John O’Dowd to reconsider his previous decision to cut the ‘Early Years Programme’ funding has urged the Minister to work to ensure that his proposed replacement Pathway fund which is to be introduced from April 2016 sufficiently provides for and meets the needs of groups like Mother Goose.