While nursery and pre-school provision remains stable, Ofsted’s latest statistics highlight yet another decrease in the number of registered childminders.
Early years providers in London’s most deprived communities are set to receive a skills boost as the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) rolls out its new Early Years Leaders Programme, with financial backing from the Greater London Authority.
According to a Government commissioned report, childcare providers’ hourly costs have risen ahead of factors such as inflation, rises to the minimum and national living wage, and pension contributions.
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Will participating in a baseline pilot be a good use of teachers' time or simply distract from the important process of getting children settled into the Reception year?
Report calls for urgent action to provide high-quality early years provision for the most disadvantaged children as a way to combat expanding ‘cold-spots’ of deprivation in England.
Awarding body CACHE is promising ‘a revolution’ in technical education with the launch of an early years T Level designed to equip learners with the skills they need to become first class practitioners.
As part of a major initiative to tackle workload stress, the Early Years Alliance is asking practitioners about what is pushing them to breaking point in their working lives.
NDNA and children’s bowel and bladder charity ERIC have developed a potty training policy for nurseries to help them meet the challenge of getting children out of nappies.
New research from specialist data company Ceeda flags up the many challenges facing the sector including a lack of important skills required to meet the needs of today’s children.
According to Action Cerebral Palsy's chief executive Amanda Richardson, too many children with the condition in the UK are missing out on appropriate models of intervention or the right funding because services are a ‘postcode lottery’.