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Early years experts welcome Pre-school Learning Alliance Early Years Agenda manifesto

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Sep-15)

Experts in early years education, including academics and organisations have welcomed the publication of the new Pre-school Learning Alliance Early Years Agenda manifesto. Early years experts such as David Whitebread and organisations.....

Montessori nursery rated 'Inadequate' by Ofsted forced to close

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (14-Sep-15)

A Montessori nursery rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted has been forced to close down after an inspector witnessed children at danger of hurting themselves. Ofsted found that the £15,400-a-year Nursery Montessori in Muswell Hill, North.....

Summer-born children will have 'the right to start school later'

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Sep-15)

Minister for schools, Nick Gibb has called for action to allow summer-born children to start school aged five. The calls come ahead of Government proposed changes to give summer-born children the right the start reception when.....

Headteachers warn school nurseries cannot afford to offer 30 hours of free childcare

Nina Hathway, News Editor (08-Sep-15)

Headteachers have warned that Government proposals to increase free childcare for working parents to 30 hours per week, could lead to many schools reducing the number of children they take. The report by.....