East Londonderry MLA George Robinson has welcomed the extension to Early Years Funding.
The Limavady man said: “This is one topic that I have had numerous representations on over the last period and, as a result of this, I had asked Assembly Questions and had written communications to the Minister.
“I have also ensured that the concerns written or emailed to me were passed on to the Minister. I welcome the news that some funding is being provided for the next year.
“Early Years Funding is vitally important and the extension to the funding has been greatly appreciated and indeed has saved some people from unemployment. As soon as SF see the damage they are causing to funding areas like this by refusing to take the difficult decisions regarding Welfare Reform, then we can look at putting proper and sustainable budgets in place” concluded Mr. Robinson.