Latest childcare and early years news

Recent government policy not improved workforce qualifications, says EPI

16  January 2020

A new report on the early years workforce by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published today shows there is little evidence that recent government policies have improved the qualification levels of the early years workforce.  Read more


Tulip Siddiq is new shadow early years minister

15 January 2020

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has been named today as Labour’s new Shadow Early Years Minister.  Read more


Parents can now register for 1140 hours

10 January 2020

From today parents can register for the funded childcare places as part of the Scottish Government’s expansion to 1140 hours per year for all three and four-year-olds.  Read more


Chancellor sets Budget date in March

7 January 2020

Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will deliver his first Budget on Wednesday 11 March.  Read more


Unfunded Minimum and Living Wage increases threaten nurseries 

02 January 2020
Child and adult holding coins
The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation to increase the Minimum and Living Wage levels at a rate well above inflation.
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