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Scottish parents can choose a nursery for free childcare under new reforms

Charley Walker, News Editor (17-Oct-16)

Scotland’s First Minister has revealed plans to offer parents greater flexibility and choice in childcare provision, giving them the opportunity to choose which nursery they use for free childcare for the first time. In.....

Two-thirds of boys living in England's most deprived areas will be overweight or obese by 2020

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (11-Oct-16)

The latest obesity figures highlight the growing gender and wealth gap, revealing that as many as three in five boys born in England's most deprived areas are expected to be overweight or obese by 2020. The.....

Jeremy Corbyn appoints Tulip Siddiq as shadow childcare minister

Angeline Albert, News Editor (10-Oct-16)

Tulip Siddiq has been appointed to the role of shadow minister for early years in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s freshly-reshuffled shadow cabinet. The Hampstead and Kilburn MP, who gave birth to her daughter.....

Nurseries hopeful of U-turn on GCSE requirement after minister's comments

Angeline Albert, News Editor (10-Oct-16)

Nurseries and leaders of the early years sector have been cheered by the childcare minister’s view that exam grades "are not the only proof of quality" - an admission she made when asked about GCSE requirements for early years practitioners......