Latest childcare and early years news


Finance report provider costs do not tally

28 March 2019
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The Government has released another provider costs analysis which shows different figures to two previous reports and concludes that more than half of PVI providers are only breaking even or making a loss. Read more   

Scottish providers can advertise jobs for free 

19 March 2019
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All Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) providers, who are registered with the Care Inspectorate, can now post their job advertisements on the myjobscotland website. Read more  

NDNA members raise concerns about Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework Consultation

14 March 2019

NDNA members have been using NDNA's Spring member events to raise issues about Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework Consultation. Read more   

Women in education paid quarter less than men

06 March 2019
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The gender pay gap means women effectively work for free for more than two months of year, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Read more  

Research into Childcare Costs Needs to be More Robust

01 March 2019
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The Department for Education (DfE) has published more research by Frontier Economics into the cost of delivering childcare across the sector. Read more