Latest childcare and early years news


EYFS Profile Results 2019: Attainment gap growing

17 October 2019
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The Department for Education has published its 2019 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile results. Read more

Childhood obesity doubled in past 30 years

11 October 2019
Time to Solve Childhood Obesity report

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the outgoing chief medical officer for England, has released her final report on child obesity. Read more

Biting in the news 

09 October 2019
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Daynurseries.co.uk surveyed 1,000 nursery owners, managers and staff about biting and revealed their findings. Read more

Best practice for managing continence in nurseries

09 October 2019
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ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity, and Bladder and Bowel UK have produced practical information for educational establishments including nurseries on toileting and managing bladder and bowel issues. Read more

NDNA respond to 5STAR’s Britain’s naughtiest nursery

08 October 2019
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5STAR caused controversy last week when they aired the first episode of Britain’s Naughtiest Nursery. Read more

Welsh Government to trial baby bundles in Swansea

07 October 2019
Julie Morgan AM

Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, has released a written statement revealing a baby bundle pilot scheme. Read more

Scottish Government publishes ELC expansion progress report 

02 October 2019
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The Scottish Government claims that a third of all three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds are already accessing additional hours of childcare over and above the current 600. Read more

Scottish Lib Dems challenge Government over 1140 hours rollout

02 October 2019
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Scottish Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP is demanding Scottish Government reveal local breakdowns showing the progress of the childcare expansion today and has accused the Scottish Government of stonewalling the release of the data. Read more

Without proper funding wage increases will lead to more closures

01 October 2019
Sajid Javid - Chancellor of the ExchequerThe Chancellor Sajid Javid told the Conservative Party Conference of his proposals to increase the National Living Wage to £10.50 by 2024. Read more