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Early years leaders welcome Lib Dem pledge to more than triple early years pupil premium

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Aug-14)

A manifesto commitment from the Liberal Democrats to triple the early years pupil premium has been welcomed by the Pre-school Learning Alliance. The early years pupil premium, which currently stands at £300 and is aimed at disadvantaged.....

New childcare minister changes entry requirements for EYE apprenticeship

Julia Corbett, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

Achieving a C grade in GCSE maths and English has been changed from an entry to an exit requirement for people completing the Early Years Educator (EYE) apprenticeship. The new Early Years Educator apprenticeship.....

Teaching nursery children British values is 'dangerous' and implies we are 'morally superior'

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Aug-14)

Early years organisations have denounced a proposal by the Government, which will mean nurseries will be forced to teach children British values or they will lose their funding. The move announced in the.....