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Government publishes 30-hours operational guidance

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Guidance for providers and local authorities is made available ahead of the pre-election period
 
The government has published operational guidance on the 30-hours offer for providers and local authorities...Read more

New EduCare programme now available for Alliance members

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Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning is now available free for Alliance members
 
The Alliance has launched a new online training programme on the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and...Read more

Tax-free childcare scheme and 30-hours offer launch online

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Parents of three- and four-year-olds can now sign up for the 30-hour offer online
 
Working parents can now apply for the government’s 30-hours offer and tax-free childcare scheme using a new digital service...Read more

Prime Minister calls for snap general election

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Theresa May announces plans for election to be held on 8 June
 
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to hold a general election on 8 June, after “reluctantly” realising that it was...Read more

Study links touchscreen use to missed sleep in toddlers

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Each hour spent using a tablet leads to 16 minutes less sleep

 
Toddlers who use a touchscreen spend less time sleeping at night, according to a new study conducted at Birkbeck University and King’s College,...Read more

Government invests additional £50m in capital grants for providers

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Additional investment said to create 9,000 new places ahead of the 30-hours roll out
 
The government has announced that it is investing a further £50 million in capital grants for childcare providers....Read more

Ofsted launches new ‘good’ logo for providers

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Early years providers can now use a ‘good provider’ or ‘outstanding provider’ logo
 
Ofsted has launched a new logo for early years, education and children’s social care providers that have been rated ‘good...Read more

Less than half of providers plan to offer 30-hours, survey suggests

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Alliance survey finds that government is at risk of failing to deliver on 30-hours offer
 
Fewer than half of the country’s childcare providers are currently planning to sign up to the government’s 30-hour...Read more

Baseline assessments could return after government consultation

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Education secretary announces proposals to change assessments for primary school children
 
Reception children could face a baseline test shortly after starting under proposals revealed in a new consultation...Read more

Alliance extends Fair Future Funding campaign to include parents

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Dedicated mini-site will explain funding concerns to parents
 
The Alliance has announced that it is extending its Fair Future Funding campaign to...Read more

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