A new report has highlighted that local authorities are concerned about the shortage of out-of-school provision, including breakfast and after-school clubs.
Representatives from the early years sector urge Government to give critical status for early years and childcare practitioners.
Take a look at what the August issue of EYE has to offer, including debatable opinion pieces, reflecting on current changes, and a spotlight on sustainability and eco-practice.
A new NDNA report reveals the rise in childcare closures in England during the pandemic, caused by the huge challenges nurseries face.
From 16 August, children must only self-isolate if they test positive for Covid, the education secretary has confirmed, as new guidance is published.
Drop in demand for early years provision revealed by new DfE statistics reflects ‘impact of Covid-19 uncertainty’, as sector leaders call for more support.
The appointment of the Duchess of York as Chair follows her commitment to supporting a range of children’s charities and her philanthropic work with families.
Today, 21 June 2021, the Early Years Alliance launches a National Week of Play, a sector-wide event aiming to place play back at the heart of children’s learning.
The fund aims to develop collaborative research into the Montessori approach in the 21st century. Aiming to shape a modern, emerging understanding of the importance of the method.
School leaders have published a blueprint for education ‘recovery’ that says early years should be a priority, while raising concerns that the Government will not provide sufficient funds for this recovery work.
Demand for treatment for children’s mental health has increased and waiting times have got worse, a survey of trusts has shown.
Initial findings of a large scale research project looking at the challenges the pandemic poses for the sector reveal ‘striking’ levels of frustration and anger among nursery staff.
New centre for family hubs to ‘spread best practice and evidence’ announced by Education Secretary, along with plans for more hubs in England
Early years allocated £5m out of the £280m early years and families pot and 30 per cent of education spending related to the pandemic is taken from existing budgets.