Latest childcare and early years news

PISA report: UK overall improvement 

03 December 2019
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report. Read more    

NMT Nursery Award winners 2019 

2 December 2019
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Congratulations to all those winners and finalists of this year’s NMT Awards. Read more   

NDNA - pledge roundup 

29 November 2019
NDNA has compiled a roundup of the main and most relevant party pledges which affect the sector, ahead of the General Election on 12 December. Read more   

Conservative manifesto: no mention of early years

25 November 2019
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The Conservative Party has launched its election manifesto which includes expanding school holiday childcare and wraparound care for older children – but has no mention of the current crisis in early years. Read more  

Nursery which avoided paying staff pensions fined 

21 November 2019
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A nursery which misled The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and avoided paying staff pensions was ordered to pay £8,200. Read more     

Ofsted: 97% of nurseries still good or outstanding

20 November 2019
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Ofsted has released its latest statistics which show that at the end of August, 97% of nurseries were judged as good or outstanding. Read more    

Make business rates cut a reality

18 November 2019
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today promised the CBI Conference a review of business rates across all sectors of the economy. Read more   

Report on project which challenged gender stereotypes 

14 November 2019
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Lifting Limits has released a report following a pilot project which took a whole school approach to challenging gender stereotypes. Read more

Draft quality framework consultation

12 November 2019
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The Care Inspectorate is consulting on its draft quality framework for early learning and childcare (ELC) services. Read more

Real Living Wage rates rise

11 November 2019
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The Living Wage Foundation has announced the new UK living wage rates. Read more

Political parties pledge to expand childcare

11 November 2019
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Two political parties have pledged to expand childcare as part of their election campaigns. Read more

Early years provider survey 2019

7 November 2019
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The Department for Education has published its Childcare and Early Years Providers survey for 2019. Read more

Report on minimum wage youth rates

7 November 2019
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The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has published its report on National Minimum Wage youth rates (under 25s) to the Low Pay Commission. Read more