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Childcare sector requests urgent Scottish Government/Care Inspectorate meeting re inspections

Childcare sector requests urgent Scottish Government/Care Inspectorate meeting re inspections
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DfE launches recruitment campaign and incentive payments for early years

DfE launches recruitment campaign and incentive payments for early years
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Report into expansion shows importance of PVI sector in Scotland

Report into expansion shows importance of PVI sector in Scotland
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Childcare Expansion:DfE will give temporary reconfirmation codes to parents who need them

Childcare Expansion:DfE will give temporary reconfirmation codes to parents who need them
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Government will fund 26 weeks for under twos costing around £120 million

Government will fund 26 weeks for under twos costing around £120 million
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Important Ofsted Updates

Important Ofsted Updates
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Challenges with delivering 1140 hours: Scottish Government’s sustainable rates review

Challenges with delivering 1140 hours: Scottish Government’s sustainable rates review
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Provider survey 2023 results – more staff leaving and more apprentices in settings

Provider survey 2023 results – more staff leaving and more apprentices in settings
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Funding rates 2024-25: Average rate increase lower than wages rise

The Government has announced the funding rates from April 2024-25 and also set out its response t…
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NDNA Announces Two New National Trustees

NDNA Announces Two New National Trustees
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Ofsted Complaints Handling – all proposals accepted

Ofsted Complaints Handling – all proposals accepted
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One in five unqualified: Ofsted publishes annual report

Ofsted publishes new statistics and annual report
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National Living Wage will rise to £11.44 per hour from April 2024

National Living Wage will rise to £11.44 per hour from April 2024
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Workforce crisis puts Government’s plans to expand ‘free childcare’ at risk

Workforce crisis puts Government’s plans to expand ‘free childcare’ at risk
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Government responds to EYFS consultation and announces capital funding for expansion

Government responds to EYFS consultation and announces capital funding for expansion
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Message from DfE: ‘T Levels are not being dropped.’

Message from DfE: ‘T Levels are not being dropped.’
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MPs from the Backbench Business Committee held a debate on support for childcare and the early years.

MPs from the Backbench Business Committee held a debate on support for childcare and the early ye…
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NDNA at Party Conferences: Labour Party Conference round up

NDNA at Party Conferences: Labour Party Conference round up
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NDNA at Party Conferences: Conservative Party Conference round up

NDNA at Party Conferences: Conservative Party Conference round up
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Thousands more staff needed in early years sector to meet demand

Recent research by the innovation charity Nesta shows that the early years sector needs an additi…
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Ofsted report focuses on the three prime areas of learning

Continuing its series of research relating to early years education Ofsted has published its repo…
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Voters say that early education reform key in General Election   

A new report from the Early Education and Childcare Coalition (EECC) – of which NDNA is a member …
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Scotland’s Programme for Government: extending funded ELC offer

Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf https://www.gov.scot/news/growing-the-economy-and-tackling…
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David Johnston appointed as new Children and Families minister

The MP for Wantage and Didcot, David Johnston OBE has been appointed as the new parliamentary und…
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Scottish ELC: only three Local Authorities are increasing funding in line with rising costs

According to an investigation by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Scotland, only two loc…
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Childcare Providers Facing Nationwide Recruitment Crisis

The TUC have published a report on the childcare sector national recruitment crisis and are calli…
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Have your say: mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

A government consultation on mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse is due to close next week….
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Scrap business rates and support sector – Education Committee report concludes

The Education Committee published its long-awaited report following its inquiry into childcare, r…
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Government funding plans for 2024-2025 – have your say

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a consultation into how the funded entitlements …
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£204 million cash boost given to nurseries for childcare expansion

The investment intended to make childcare more accessible allowing more parents to return to work…
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Nine in ten councils fear they won’t have nursery capacity for expansion 

New research by the Local Government Association reveals that nursery closures this year will hav…
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Latest Ofsted stats show 650 nurseries fewer and almost one in five nurseries given poor grading

The picture looks grim for nurseries and pre-schools, with a net loss of 651 settings on the EY r…
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