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Latest childcare news


Budget 2017: no support for early years

22 November 2017



In today's Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond has offered no support to nurseries facing challenges of rising business rates and frozen or reduced funding, says NDNA.  Read more

 
 
 
 

New funding rates for English local authorities - 70% are frozen

21 November 2017



The DfE has published its funding rates to local authorities in England for 2018-19. But according to these figures, one in seven of these will be frozen, with 21 councils having their funding cut.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Tax-free childcare rollout continues

16 November 2017



HMRC has announced that it will open up tax-free childcare applications to parents of children aged six and under from 24 November - fewer than originally planned.  Read more

 
 
 
 

All change for early years ministers in Wales and Scotland

6 November 2017



First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones has announced a new line-up for ministers in Wales.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Scottish Government launches Quality Action Plan for early learning and childcare

31 October 2017


Supporting private and third sector nurseries to pay the Living Wage and investing in continuous professional learning are two of the raft of measures promised by the Scottish Government today.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Cost of childcare has risen faster than wages

20 October 2017

NDNA has responded to a new TUC report which found that the cost of childcare has risen four times faster than wages since 2008. The report states that the rising costs will have huge implications for working parents' family budgets in the UK. Read more

 

EYFS profile 2016-17

20 October 2017


The latest figures from the Department for Education show some improvements but also some decreases in performance in key areas for children 2016–17 - read more

 
 
 
 

MPs debate 30 hours in Parliament 

13 October 2017


MPs debated the 30 hours childcare policy in Parliament on 12 October 2017. NDNA represented our members at a lobby meeting and the sector was well-represented at the debate - read more

 
 
 
 

Nicola Sturgeon promises to double investment in childcare

10 October 2017


The First Minister in Scotland outlines her plans today to double spending on childcare to £840m a year by 2020.  Read more

 
 
 
 

Almost half of nurseries lacking staff, according to latest report

4 October 2017



Almost half of England's early years settings need more staff, and many more struggle to fill vacant posts, according to Ceeda's latest About Early Years report.  Read more

 
 
 
 

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