Latest childcare and early years news


Scottish Government reveals budget plans

12 December 2018
Derek Mackay MSP
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has set out his plans for tax and spending for the year ahead to the Scottish Parliament. Read more  

Estyn report: nurseries in Wales improving but fewer of them

05 December 2018
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Estyn, the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales,  has released their latest annual report revealing that the standard of non-maintained settings in Wales continues to improve. Read more  

School readiness and lack of SEND funding: Ofsted Annual Report

04 December 2018
Ofsted's Annual Report 2018
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman expressed her delight at nurseries’ high quality but gave warnings about the numbers of children unable to use the toilet properly when they started school. Read more  

Early years teacher crisis

30 November 2018
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Save the Children has asked the Government to reverse the decline of early years teachers in its report: Tackling the crisis in the early years teacher workforce. Read more  

New report highlights issues surrounding Universal Credit

29 November 2018
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Save the Children (StC) have released a new report on childcare and Universal Credit titled A Bright Start. Read more