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New childcare minister says school-led nurseries will be at heart of Government education plan

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Oct-14)

Childcare and Education minister Sam Gyimah has outlined his plans to create greater partnerships between schools and private, voluntary and independent (PVI) providers to improve early years education in the childcare sector. In.....

Childcare minister says nurseries 'must do more' to make children school-ready

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Oct-14)

Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah, has said “more must be done” by nurseries to make sure children make good progress, after new figures showed too few children are ready for school. The statistics.....

Ofsted introduces common inspection framework to standardise nurseries, school and college inspections

Julia Corbett, News Editor (10-Oct-14)

From next September, Ofsted will introduce a new common inspection framework, which is set to standardise their inspections across nurseries, schools and colleges. It is hoped the new standardised approach will help parents compare.....