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Commons seeks views on Childcare Bill

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Early years practitioners are invited to submit their views on the Childcare Bill, the House of Commons has confirmed....Read more

£300m for 30 hours scheme as plans for ‘national funding formula’ are announced

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The government will invest £300 million to increase the average hourly rate childcare providers receive, chancellor George Osborne has confirmed today (25 November).

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Ofsted figures show falling places, rising outcomes

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A drop in the number of registered childcare providers has caused early years places to decrease by 11,529 between March and August this year, suggest...Read more

Slight rise in children’s centre judgements as inspections are suspended

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The inspection of children’s centres has been put on hold pending the outcome of the government consultation, Ofsted has confirmed.

Along with its latest children’s centre statistics, the inspectorate gave an explanation for the temporary...Read more

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‘Robust’ primary assessment needed, Nicky Morgan claims

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National tests for seven-year-olds should be reintroduced in England, according to Nicky Morgan.

The education secretary has claimed that “robust” assessment is needed to measure progress in schools.

In an announcement today (3...Read more