News - Analysis

Government childcare plans will not work without a motivated workforce

Richard Howard, News Editor (27-May-15)

The Queen’s Speech confirmed the Government’s commitment to its pre-election childcare commitments. However as well as drawing criticisms over a lack of adequate funding, however, the new Conservative Majority may find itself poised.....

Scottish councils accused of putting political ideology ahead of children's needs

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-May-15)

Most of Scotland’s councils do not allow parents adequate access to government-funded childcare, according to the independent, non-party think tank Reform Scotland. Naming Glasgow Council as one of the poorest performing authorities.....

Sam Gyimah reappointed as Childcare Minister

Julia Corbett, News Editor (12-May-15)

Conservative MP Sam Gyimah has been reappointed as Childcare Minister and will continue to be responsible for education and childcare within the Department for Education. He was first appointed into the role.....

Funding a key issue for nursery leaders in the General Election

Sue Learner, News Editor (05-May-15)

There have been a lot of childcare pledges in the lead up to the General Election offering cheaper and more flexible childcare to parents. However, there has been very little said in terms of help for nurseries.....

Charities launch drive to recruit more young men into childcare

Nina Hathway, News Editor (05-May-15)

The Fatherhood Institute is working with London-based partners in the early years and youth sectors to increase the recruitment of young men aged between 16 and 24 into the childcare profession. The charities.....