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Teachers call for Reception to 'remain an integral part of the EYFS'

Melissa McAlees (22-May-17)

A review has revealed 'overwhelming support' for Reception to remain part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), rather than be moved into Key Stage 1. More than 4,000 Reception teachers, head teachers.....

Lib Dem leader backs 'lemonade' nurseries' campaign for funds

Angeline Albert (08-May-17)

The Champagne Nurseries Lemonade Funding Group, which is calling for the Government to stop referring to the 30 hours offer as ‘free’ childcare, has won the backing of Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. The campaign.....

MPs urge Government to investigate 'potentially harmful' impact of testing four-year-olds

Sue Learner (03-May-17)

MPs have called on the Government to conduct a ‘thorough evaluation of potentially harmful consequences’ of introducing testing for four-year-olds. The Department for Education wants to ditch SATs for seven-year-olds.....