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Less than a fifth of parents recognise the unique importance of 0-5 period new research shows

The Royal Foundation has unveiled its newest findings of research into the public perceptions of …
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Urgent funding boost for childcare sectors is needed as costs rise £2000 a year since 2010

New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress on Monday reveal that the cost of childcare f…
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We are failing our children – MPs debate education recovery

MPs accused the Government of failing our children at a House of Commons debate about education r…
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TAX FREE CHILDCARE: Less than half of eligible families accessing support

HMRC have published the statistics on the usage of their Tax Free Childcare offer for the 2021/22…
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Pay equity for PVI sector in Scotland will need significant investment MSPs are told

The Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People’s Committee met to discuss and ass…
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MPs Question Minister on early years funding and ratios

With the cost of living crisis hitting both parents and early years providers , MPs have put ques…
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New report shows the impact of the pandemic on children

A report published by the Education Endowment Fund has revealed that repeated lockdowns in 2020 h…
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Department for Education to consult sector on ratios changes

Children and Familie’s Minister, Will Quince MP has announced his plans to consult with the secto…
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Early years investment is essential for children with special needs

The national charity, Cerebra, alongside The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Council for Disabl…
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Cost of delivering childcare to increase as inflation soars to 10% during 2022

As prices across the spectrum continue to increase, the Bank of England has raised interest rates…
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PM wants to relax ratios to cut childcare costs

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed he wants to relax safety rules in an attempt to cut…
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Ofsted publish five year strategy

Ofsted has published its five year strategy which was recently trailed by HMCI Amanda Spielman at…
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Government rejects calls for review into early years funding system

The Government has responded to a report, published by the Petitions Committee which called for a…
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Real Living Wage rise announced in the UK

The Real Living Wage has increased today to £9.90 in the UK and to £11.05 in London.
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NDNA tells MPs simplify funding rules to help parents and providers

NDNA tells MPs simplify funding rules to help parents and providers
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Ofsted: guidance on significant events or changes to health

Ofsted: guidance on significant events or changes to health
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How many staff and children are absent – January quick poll

How many staff and children are absent – January quick poll
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Struggling settings can ask for an Ofsted inspection deferral

Ofsted has announced that early years settings in England which are currently significantly affec…
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Ofsted report: 98% still good or outstanding but more recent inspection concerns

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman launched Ofsted’s Annual Report 2020-21 today.
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New shadow education ministers in place

Labour has appointed a new Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Shadow Early Years Ministe…
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Child of the North report: Inequalities have worsened during pandemic

Child of the North report: Inequalities have worsened during pandemic
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Funding rates to rise for 22-23 by less than inflation

Today the Government has published its early years entitlement funding rates from the Department …
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Fabulous NMT awards night celebrates sector

NMT 19th National Nursery Awards 2021
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Funded places for all two-year-olds in Wales

A deal between the Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru in the Senedd will mean that a program…
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Just one in ten parents believe nurseries and childminders are properly funded, new survey shows

Survey by a cross-party group of Parliamentarians finds serious doubts about the Government’s fin…
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Early years not recognised as key sector under self-isolation exemption

Updated Test and Trace guidance for the Workplace has been published identifying 16 key sectors t…
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NDNA agrees that it’s time to make staff wellbeing a policy

The Anna Freud Centre has today published its findings from a survey about staff wellbeing alongs…
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NDNA research used in Parliament

A debate was held by MPs in Parliament yesterday on early education funding.
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No more bubbles from 19 July – new EY guidance

Following statements in Parliament yesterday by the Health Minister and Education Minister, early…
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Plans to reduce self-isolation in critical roles

The Government has announced plans for critical workers not to need to self-isolate.
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Social Mobility Commission calls for children to be at centre of pandemic recovery

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has published its latest State of the Nation report 2021, un…
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Updates to Development Matters

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a revised version of Development Matters followi…
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