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’.
Early years providers now have the chance to have their say about a radical overhaul to the inspection process, which shifts the focus to quality of education, rather than outcomes.
While it seems that some policy makers and practitioners are constantly looking for the next magic potion that will infallibly raise standards, it is important to look beyond the gimmicks and the fads.
Change4Life provides new ammunition in the war against sugar with the launch of teaching resources tailored to maths and English lessons. Both subjects can be a powerful way to educate children on the importance of cutting back.
Training delivered by MCI goes from strength-to-strength as the popularity of the Montessori approach continues to grow.
Continuing cuts and funding changes from central Government force Lambeth to consult on cuts to its children’s centre services in the borough.
A new report warns that disadvantaged two-year-olds are currently missing out on free childcare. Is the 30-hour offer for children of working parents squeezing out their places?
Bright Horizons nurseries located in Canary Wharf are fighting back against single-use plastic bottles by leading a campaign to help eliminate their use in the area.
Research from the London Government Association (LGA) highlights the extent to which local councils are struggling to meet growing demand for statutory services to support pupils with special educational needs.
Why hikes to the National Living and Minimum wages are a cause for concern, rather than celebration, for early years providers.