Latest childcare and early years news


Welsh Government’s £60 million investment in childcare provision

19 February 2019



Welsh Ministers have confirmed a £60 million investment in childcare infrastructure to make sure there are sufficient Childcare Offer places. Read more   

Education Select Committee report says 30 hours policy is failing

07 February 2019
Education Select Committee
The Education Select Committee published their life chances report titled ‘Tackling disadvantage in the early years’ today (07 February). Read more   

Government must help providers understand T Levels better

04 February 2019
Practitioner and child
NDNA has called on the Government to put out clear messages about the content of T Levels as Early Years Educator courses will not be available for college aged students. Read more  

Childcare offer rollout continues 

31 January 2019
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The Welsh Government’s funded 30 hours childcare programme continues to be rolled out across the country. Read more  

All change in Wales for childcare brief

29 January 2019
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NDNA Cymru will be working closely with two new ministers following a cabinet reshuffle. Read more    

The same passion for products, the same commitment to quality

25 January 2019
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But now with extra everything. Times change, markets change, so Consortium have, too.
 
 Read more about Consortium's re-brand here   

EPI research examines Government policies 

25 January 2019
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The Education Policy Institute (EPI) released new research examining the impact of Government childcare policies including 30 hours funded childcare entitlement. Read more  

First Minister questioned on roll-out of 1140 hours

25 January 2019
Nicola Sturgeon MSP
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was faced with more questions in the Scottish Parliament this week regarding funding for 1140 hours. Read more   

Ceeda workforce study: sector improving but still struggling in comparison to general workforce

21 January 2019
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Ceeda has published its workforce study which shows that the overall outlook has improved but early years is still struggling compared with the rest of the economy. Read more  

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
Parent and child
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