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Refugee children are vulnerable to poor mental health, study claims

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Research from the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has claimed that refugee and migrant children are particularly vulnerable to poor mental health, as a result of experiences both before and during migration.
 
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York CC secures increased rate for 30-hours pilot

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Lengthy negotiations between the DfE and York City Council have resulted in an increased flat rate of £4 per hour for providers taking part in the 30-hours free childcare scheme being piloted in September this year.

Higher income families will be main beneficiaries of 30-hours scheme, report claims

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The 30-hours free childcare scheme is likely to be more beneficial for higher income families than those living on the minimum wage, a new report has claimed.
 
According to the report from Centreforum – “Widening the...Read more

Report shows free childcare has little lasting impact

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A recent study has suggested that free part-time pre-school care for three year olds has had little lasting impact.
 
The study – “Universal Pre-school Education: The Case for Public Funding with Private Provision”,...Read more

New partnership sets the standard for children’s nutrition

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Young children’s nutrition will get a welcome boost from today with the launch of the Early Years Nutrition (EYN) Partnership.

The EYN Partnership sets a new standard for nutrition practice in early years settings, providing ‘hands-on’...Read more

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