Early years education should target the poorest families, says OECD

Alliance welcomes OECD report calling for focus on improved quality ahead of more places
Funded places for the early years should be aimed at the poorest families, according to a new report from the OECD....Read more

Early years funding falls in real-terms, despite government’s “record investment”

Alliance FOI data reveals that 28% of local authorities have seen a drop in funding rates since 2012
Early years settings have seen a real-terms fall in funding levels between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in more...Read more

Ofsted statistics show fall in number of childminders

Statistics show a 24% decline in childminder numbers since 2012
The government could struggle to fulfil its promise of 30-hours a week of childcare after the number of childminders in England has...Read more





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