Latest childcare and early years news


Childcare workers face high financial insecurity

17 January 2019
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The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has launched its latest research titled The early years workforce in England. Read more  

Opportunity for early years sector to shape new inspection proposals

16 January 2019
Amanda Spielman
NDNA is urging the early years sector to look at Ofsted’s new inspection framework proposals launched today and respond to its consultation. Read more  

New Year message from NDNA

02 January 2019
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Happy New Year. We hope all our members have enjoyed a well-deserved break over the Christmas period. Read more  

MPs’ Recommendations First Step Towards Childcare Passport

23 December 2018
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The Work and Pensions Committee have today (23 December) published the report on their inquiry into the childcare element of Universal Credit. Read more  

New Scottish National Standard is the only standard

20 December 2018
Maree Todd MSP
Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd gave a ministerial statement and answered questions from MSPs in Scottish Parliament regarding Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) expansion yesterday (19 December). Read more  

Parent survey: funded childcare not supporting families equally

20 December 2018
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The DfE has released the results of its biennial childcare and early years survey of parents, which gives a range of statistics including for funded childcare places. Read more  

More children accessing 30 hours than before 

19 December 2018
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The Department for Education (DfE) have published the statistics for 30 hours take-up during the autumn term. Read more