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Nurseries face funding cuts and will be ordered to be 'more efficient' under Spending Review

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Jun-13)

Nurseries and further education colleges face funding cuts and will be ordered to be “more efficient”, according to Treasury documents which reveal the Government’s spending plans for 2015-16. The Spending.....

Best nurseries are those which frequently assess children, says Ofsted

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Jun-13)

The most effective nurseries are those which regularly assess children and set high expectations, according to Ofsted, which claims children at these nurseries make ‘excellent progress, whatever their background’. In.....

Nick Clegg blocks controversial childcare ratio changes

Laura McCardle, News Editor (06-Jun-13)

The Deputy Prime Minister has blocked the Government’s controversial plans to change childcare ratios. Conservative MP Elizabeth Truss, the child and education minister, has been pushing the reforms, which.....