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Healthy eating in early years

Ofsted questions impact of schools on childhood obesity

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Amanda Spielman says that schools are not a “silver bullet” in the fight against obesityRead more

30 hours lobby day parliament

Childcare providers to lobby MPs on 30 hours

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100 providers to meet with MPs at parliament today100 providers to meet with MPs at parliament todayRead more

Save childcare vouchers

Campaign to save childcare vouchers launches

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Campaigners aim to keep scheme open to new applicantsRead more
baseline assessment

NFER shares its plans for new baseline test

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Government’s chosen provider shares details of its planned reception testsRead more
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Baseline assessment criticised in new report

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British Educational Research Association criticises the government's plansRead more
Child bubbles

Government removes disqualification by association rules

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Childcare practitioners will no longer be disqualified because someone who lives or works in their house is disqualifiedRead more
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PVI sector delivers 80% of 30-hours places

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DfE statistics show that just 18% of places are taken up in maintained settingsRead more

number of childminders UK

Number of childminders continues to fall

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Latest Ofsted statistics show further decrease in number of childmindersRead more
Pilot scheme for new ELGs

Revised Early Learning Goals to be trialled

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Pilot scheme aims to boost early languageRead more

funded childcare guidance

DfE publishes updated statutory and operational guidance

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New guidance confirms 30-hours offer for foster childrenRead more

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