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Nurseries see new childcare minister as 'opportunity for a fresh start'

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Jul-14)

The early years sector has welcomed the appointment of Sam Gyimah as the new minister responsible for childcare and the early years, calling it an “opportunity for a fresh start”. Mr Gyimah replaces Elizabeth.....

New childcare minister is Sam Gyimah

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Jul-14)

Sam Gyimah, MP for East Surrey, who was recently appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education, has confirmed on Twitter he will be responsible for childcare and the early years. Mr.....

Ofsted introduces separate early years inspection for school nurseries

Julia Corbett, News Editor (11-Jul-14)

Nurseries and early years settings in schools will receive separate Ofsted inspections and graded judgements from 1 September 2014. The announcement has been made after a consultation into the proposed changes received nearly 1,500.....