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Nurseries to decide how they spend Early Years Pupil Premium

Sue Learner, News Editor (25-Jun-14)

Nurseries will be free to decide how they spend the Early Years Pupil Premium, a £50m fund, that has been launched to help boost the development of children from disadvantaged families. The Department for.....

Childcare sector criticises Labour for supporting Tory policy of school for two-year-olds

Sue Learner, News Editor (23-Jun-14)

The Pre-School Learning Alliance has said it is “disappointed” that Labour is adopting some of the Government’s “more ill thought-out childcare policies”, including its plan to increase the number of school nurseries. In.....

IPPR report calls for more affordable childcare and a greater qualified workforce

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Jun-14)

The Institute for Public Policy Research has called for greater free childcare entitlement for families in a report published today on reforming and improving life for people in Britain. The report, titled.....

New Ofsted inspection framework judged 'fair and secure' but fails to answer sector dilemmas

Richard Howard, News Editor (03-Jun-14)

England’s education regulator has reported on successful trials of its new inspection framework, which has been designed to combine four previously separate areas. Having carried out eleven of the new inspections that cover protection,.....