Latest childcare and early years news


Social Mobility Commission looks at early years workforce

30 April 2019
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The Social Mobility Commission has today released their State of the Nation report. Read more

Petition for free childcare from 9 months: nurseries say fix current system

29 April 2019
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Over 130,000 people have a signed a petition asking for the Government’s current ‘free’ childcare policy to be extended to parents of younger children, with more signatures being added every day. Read more

EPI report compares the early years workforce and retail workers

25 April 2019
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The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has today released a report comparing the working conditions, pay and demographics and qualifications of retail workers and the early years workforce in England. Read more

Most LAs paying unit cost identified in Scottish Govt Financial Review

11 April 2019
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Following an FOI request to all Scottish Councils, 11 of the 18 who confirmed their new funding rates will be paying £5.31 for delivering 1140 hours for three and four year olds from August 2020. Read more     

Government must listen to committee recommendations on Universal Credit

11 April 2019
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The Work and Pensions Committee have released a new report following an official Government response to an older Universal Credit report. Read more    

Concerns over Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework

10 April 2019
Stella Ziolkowski, NDNA's Director of Quality and Training
NDNA has responded to Ofsted’s consultation on the education inspection framework. Read more