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Government set to increase hourly rate paid to childcare providers by over £300m

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (25-Nov-15)

Chancellor George Osbourne revealed in the Spending Review and the Autumn Statement, that the Government is set to uplift the funding level for free childcare entitlement. The Government has pledged to invest.....

Eighty per cent of teachers say investing in nurseries is key to improving children’s language skills

Sue Learner, Editor (20-Nov-15)

Eight out of ten teachers believe investing more in nurseries is key to improving children’s speech and language skills in primary school, according to a new survey. The poll carried out by Save the Children.....

Childcare minister recognises 'golden age of childcare' following Government reforms

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (12-Nov-15)

Minister for education and childcare, Sam Gyimah has spoken about the Department of Education’s plans to publish the results of their review into the funding of the delivery of 30 hours of free childcare on 25 November. Speaking.....

Under half of childcare sector paid less than Living Wage

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (04-Nov-15)

Just under half of the people working in the early years sector are paid less than the Living Wage, according to a new report. The KPMG Living Wage report reveals that nearly six million people are paid less.....