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More councils join early drive to deliver 30-hour free childcare offer

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (27-Jan-17)

Four new local authority areas will be trialling the Government’s 30-hour free childcare offer, ahead of the national roll-out in September. Dorset, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets will.....

'Capacity crisis': 30-hour free childcare scheme faces shortage of places

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (20-Jan-17)

Tens of thousands of parents could miss out on the 30-hour funded childcare entitlement as the Government underestimates the take-up of the offer by more than 100,000 places, according to new research. Early.....

Nursery trends 2017: Rise in investors from China predicted

Sue Learner, Editor (12-Jan-17)

The UK is set to see a rise in the number of investors from China buying nurseries this year, according to a leading property broker. Brexit which led to a drop in the pound, as well as the perceived high.....

Grandparents who help with childcare are living longer

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (05-Jan-17)

Those who help out with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than older people who do not care for other people, new research has revealed. A study called 'Caregiving.....

Dramatic fall in Scotland's nursery inspections revealed

Angeline Albert, News Editor (04-Jan-17)

The number of nursery inspections happening in Scotland has fallen dramatically over the last five years and some fear if the trend continues it would take 18 years for all nurseries to be inspected. In the.....