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Coalition poised to debate childcare costs as gap between rich and poor continues to rise

Richard Howard, News Editor (07-Nov-12)

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is on a mission to reduce the cost of childcare bills and encourage more mothers to return to work. Mr Clegg has been writing to grassroots Liberal Democrats signalling his determination that the.....

Free nursery places for disadvantaged two-year-olds to be funded by cutting Early Intervention Grant

Sue Learner, News Editor (02-Oct-12)

Early years organisations fear the Government is funding its expansion of the free early years entitlement scheme by cutting the Early Intervention Grant. In the same week that the Government announced £100m.....

Day nursery sector adopts revised EYFS framework

Richard Howard, News Editor (13-Sep-12)

September 2012 has seen the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) come into effect, compiled from an independent review carried out by Dame Clare Tickell, chief executive of Action for Children. Day nurseries and pre-schools.....