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New research showed that nine out of ten Scottish council-run nurseries are not open for long enough for working parents. Read more
Parents with children who will be aged three by the summer term should register for a 30 hours funded place by end of February. Read more
In light of the rollout of national Universal Credit, the government have announced it will support more disadvantaged two-year-olds to receive free early years education. Read more
The first evidence was submitted yesterday in Parliament (31 Jan) to the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into childcare. Read more
Save the Children have released figures that almost half a million mothers of young children are looking for work or wanting to increase their hours due to a lack of affordable childcare. Read more
Parents of children aged seven and eight can now apply for tax-free childcare on the Childcare Choices website, says HMRC. Read more
A report published by the Welsh Government this week shows the significant impact that childcare has on the economy. Read more
Children and Families Minister Robert Goodwill MP who had responsibility for childcare and early years has left the role in the New Year reshuffle. Read more
Damian Hinds MP has taken over Secretary of State for Education following the resignation of Justine Greening. Read more
Minister Robert Goodwill has agreed to include foster children in the 30 hours scheme. Read more
The Department for Education released its first set of statistics for the first term of extended funded childcare in England Read more
The Welsh Government has today (15 December 2017) unveiled a new 10 year plan to grow and develop a highly skilled childcare workforce to support its ambitious plans to deliver free childcare for 3-4 year olds in Wales.
The Scottish Government has announced its 2018-19 Draft Budget, with an investment of £243 million towards providing 1,140 hours of childcare per year.
Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a £50m investment for nurseries in schools, so disadvantaged children can benefit from high quality provision. Read more
Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman has today launched the Ofsted Annual Report in Parliament. Read more
The Welsh Government has today announced a small business rates relief scheme which will benefit nursery businesses in Wales. Read more
The Department for Education has launched a consultation on the proposed criteria for the minimum content of level 2 early years assistant qualifications. Read more
Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee has proposed lowering the "generous threshold" for tax-free childcare and "similarly generous earnings cap" for 30 hours. Read more
This year's award winners were announced at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel - and nearly all are NDNA members. Read more
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