Philip Gregory and Michael Jarrett drew members’ attention to a national issue regarding supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools. If supplementary funding were withdrawn, maintained nursery schools would be at risk of closure. The funding for Slough had already been reduced from £1.3m to £730,000. The LA had met with, and supported Nursery School Headteachers but it was difficult to plan ahead as the DfE had delayed their decision. Providers across the country were lobbying MPs and Forum members offered their support: Philip Gregory would send the Chair copies of the supporting documentation and the Chair agreed to write on behalf of Schools Forum to the Education Secretary.