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Paid-for re-inspection discussions to be revisited, government confirms

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The Department for Education (DfE) and Ofsted will revisit joint discussions on the issue of paid-for re-inspections next year, the government has confirmed in its response to the Cutting red tape review.
 
early years funding and delivery guide - updated

Free guide to early years changes published

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The Pre-school Learning Alliance has published a free guide to early years funding and delivery changes.
 
The guide,which is available to download at www.pre-...Read more

Children’s centre closures on the rise, government figures reveal

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The number of children’s centres almost doubled between 2014 and 2015, new government figures have revealed.
 
Responding to a parliamentary question submitted by Dan Jarvis, Labour MP for Barnsley Central, early...Read more

Government confirms no plans for annual review of early years funding

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There are no plans to review early years funding annually, the government has confirmed.
 
During a House of Lords debate on Monday, the Earl of Listowel, a crossbench peer, asked if the government is "planning to...Read more

Government announces minimum early years funding rate for councils

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The government has announced a minimum hourly funding rate of £4.30 for all local authorities in its response to the consultation on early years funding changes.
 
The move, which cost the Department for Education (...Read more

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