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Funding for 30 hours childcare based on old data, says Treasury Committee

Michaela Chirgwin (26-Mar-18)

The Treasury Committee has published a Select Committee report on childcare, and the message to Government is very clear - current funding levels of the 30 hours ‘free’ childcare scheme are ‘unsustainable’, with hourly funding figures.....

Free breakfast spending follows PM's cap on free school dinners

Angeline Albert (19-Mar-18)

Children at 1,770 schools in disadvantaged areas are to benefit from investment in free school breakfasts, the Government has announced - only days after a vote in Parliament introduced a cap to curb children’s entitlement to free.....

Early years sector sees qualifications fall and high staff turnover

Melissa McAlees (15-Mar-18)

A ‘recruitment crisis’ in nurseries could see half of highly-qualified staff retiring within 25 years, new research suggests. The Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) report ‘Early years workforce: a fragmented.....

Childcare vouchers deadline postponed for another six months

Michaela Chirgwin (14-Mar-18)

After a three-hour Commons debate, the Government has announced it is postponing the scrapping of the popular Childcare Vouchers Scheme, for at least six months. The timing for ending the voucher scheme.....

Councils receive extra money to deliver 30-hours 'free' childcare

Melissa McAlees (12-Mar-18)

Nearly all local authorities across England will receive new Government grants to support the delivery of 30-hours childcare for three- and four-year-olds, however some councils will receive less than £20,000. The.....

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