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30 hours offer is "not completely free" for parents, according to DfE report

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Frontier Economics report says that 56% of parents pay additional chargesRead more
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Funding concerns reduce take-up of funded places

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Government report finds that funding is a barrier for providersRead more
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Study confirms positive impact of quality early education

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SEED study confirms that time spent in early education improves children's outcomesRead more
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Alliance launches infection prevention training

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New EduCare course providers training on preventing infectionRead more
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Low income families struggling to follow diet guidelines

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The Food Foundation says that some families cannot afford to follow the Eatwell GuideRead more
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Half of parents paying increased fees after 30 hours offer

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Survey by Alliance and Mumsnet reveals additional fees after offer introduced
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Childcare costs rising faster than wages, says TUC

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Fees have increased by 52% since 2008, according to the TUC
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Ofsted sets up early years forum

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Call for early years practitioners to join new forumRead more

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75 employers back campaign to save childcare vouchers

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Businesses call on government to keep the scheme openRead more
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Funding for two-year-olds has small impact on attainment gap

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EIF says that higher take-up is linked to better results in Reception, but progress is slowRead more

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