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Funding revealed for York’s 30-hours pilot

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Early years settings in York will receive an average of £3.66 per hour if they take part in the 30-hours childcare pilot, Nursery World reports.
 
The City of York council has allegedly confirmed that its providers...Read more

Parents back providers for reversal of GCSE requirements

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A new poll has revealed that 70% of parents disagree with the government’s GCSE policy which states that all Level 3 practitioners must have at least a C in English and maths in order to be able to count in the ratios. Alternative...Read more

DfE unable to confirm release date of 30-hours pilot results

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At a Commons public accounts committee hearing earlier this week, DfE officials were unable to confirm when the results of its 30-hours pilot will be available, Children & Young People now reports.
 
The scheme is...Read more

Childcare providers fear closure over 30-hours offer, survey shows

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Half of childcare providers fear that they may be forced to close as a result of the 30-hours free childcare entitlement initiative, a new survey from the Alliance has discovered.
 
Approximately 1500 childcare...Read more

Early years training courses dropped by two UK universities

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Leeds Beckett University and the University of Winchester have dropped their early years teacher status (EYTS) courses five months prior to the start of the next academic year, Schools Week reports.
 
Earlier this...Read more

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