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Government criticised for ignoring functional skills route to Early Years Educator qualification

Sue Learner, News Editor (26-Feb-14)

Early years organisations have criticised the Government for refusing to accept the functional skills route as a valid pathway to the Early Years Educator qualification. The National College for Teaching.....

IPPR calls for universal affordable childcare

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Feb-14)

The Institute for Public Policy Research has suggested the UK should be working towards a system which sees childcare account for just 10 per cent of a family’s income. In its report on maternal employment in the UK, the national.....

Schools urged to take toddlers to ease childcare crisis

Sue Learner, News Editor (04-Feb-14)

From this September, schools will no longer have to register with Ofsted to take two-year-olds. The Government is introducing the legislation to make it easier for school nurseries to take very young children. It.....