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Some 50,000 children will not get a 'free' nursery place

Angeline Albert (18-Apr-17)

Up to 50,000 children could miss out this September on a ‘free’ (30 hour a week) childcare place because some nurseries won't offer it. When it comes to providing ‘free’ childcare, as promised by the Government,.....

Extra £50m funding for 30 hour childcare offer criticised as a 'drip feed approach'

Michaela Mildenhall (11-Apr-17)

Early years minister Caroline Dinenage has announced plans for a £50m capital grants fund to help deliver the 30 hours of ‘free’ childcare being brought in this September. However Neil Leitch, chief executive of Pre-School Learning.....

Nursery staff cleared of child cruelty

Sue Learner (10-Apr-17)

A nursery owner, her deputy and a nursery practitioner have all been cleared of charges of child cruelty at a nursery in Port Talbot, Wales. Katie Davies, 32, of King Street, Port Talbot, who owned Bright.....