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By Joanne Parkes |
08 May 2019
The early years sector has cautiously welcomed the launch of a government review of children's centres - which has been announced without fanfare.
By Nina Jacobs |
30 April 2019
The government should extend the 30 hours childcare entitlement to all parents working eight hours a week to ensure it reaches more low-income families, the Social Mobility Commission has said.
25 April 2019
The early years sector is urging the government to properly fund childcare, after a study found educators are increasingly being lost to the retail sector.
By Joe Lepper |
11 April 2019
The veteran MP Frank Field has delivered a stinging rebuke to the government over its "dismissive and disrespectful" response to concerns over universal credit-related childcare payment problems.
05 April 2019
A long-awaited Level 3 apprenticeship standard for the early years sector is ready for launch after five years of development and testing.
By Gabriella Jozwiak |
27 March 2019
Almost two in 10 nurseries in England will see their wage bill rise by up to 12 per cent next month as a result of increases in minimum wages and pension contributions, research has shown.
26 March 2019
An average of eight childminders a day left the early years workforce in the last four months of 2018, Ofsted figures have revealed.
25 March 2019
Early years music workshops can help children from deprived backgrounds and those with complex needs to overcome developmental delays, research suggests.
12 March 2019
The government needs to put in place a national strategy to address failures in support for the wider children's workforce, according to children's services bosses.
07 March 2019
Charities are being offered grants to help boost take-up of free childcare for two-year-olds in London, after it emerged more than a third of the capital's most disadvantaged families are missing out.
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