Latest childcare and early years news


Analysis of Ofsted Annual Report 2018-19

21 January 2020





Ofsted published its Annual Report 2018/19 today which showed that 97% of nurseries and pre-schools were judged good or outstanding, up from 96% the previous year.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Recent government policy not improved workforce qualifications, says EPI

16  January 2020



A new report on the early years workforce by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published today shows there is little evidence that recent government policies have improved the qualification levels of the early years workforce.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Tulip Siddiq is new shadow early years minister

15 January 2020




Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has been named today as Labour’s new Shadow Early Years Minister.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Parents can now register for 1140 hours

10 January 2020


From today parents can register for the funded childcare places as part of the Scottish Government’s expansion to 1140 hours per year for all three and four-year-olds.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Chancellor sets Budget date in March

7 January 2020




Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will deliver his first Budget on Wednesday 11 March.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Unfunded Minimum and Living Wage increases threaten nurseries 

02 January 2020
Child and adult holding coins
The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation to increase the Minimum and Living Wage levels at a rate well above inflation.
 
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