Press coverage 2016

21 December:

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12 December:

RADIO: BBC Radio Berkshire: Neil Leitch was interviewed by Andrew Peach about children's centre closures (12m 25secs)

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8 December:

PRINT: Guardian: Concern as Sure Start centre closures surge

RADIO: Talk Radio: Neil Leitch was interviewed by Sam Delaney about children's centre closures

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14 November:

PRINT: Evening Standard: Help childcare staff make the grade

13 November:

PRINT: Sunday Times: GPs swamped as nurseries ban pinkeye tots

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RADIO: BBC Radio York: Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast (Shannon Hawthorne, Director of Press & Public Affairs at the Pre-school Learning Alliance discusses 30-hours, 1:11:59)

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RADIO: BBC Radio Humberside: David Burns show (piece on 30 hours with an interview with Neil Leitch at 13:36)

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23 August:

PRINT: Daily Telegraph: Ofsted chief quits after 'inbred' comments

PRINT: Guardian: Ofsted's Hoare quits over Isle of Wight 'inbreeding' slur

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20 July:

RADIO: BBC Radio 4: Money Box Live - the summer childcare conundrum

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19 July:

PRINT: The Times: My childhood manny has returned and he is still Mary Poppins

PRINT: The National: Male nannies might be paedophiles, says Leadsom

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COMMENT: Nursery World: Not too much to ask for

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RADIO: BBC Radio Bristol: Emma Britton (Neil Leitch is interviewed at 51:11)

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PRINT: The Sun: 30 hour care fund alert

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BROADCAST: ITV Lunchtime News, Good Morning Britain

RADIO: Talk Radio

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9 April:

PRINT: The i paper: DFE asks schools to keep testing four-year-olds

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​​… plus over 100 local papers.

BROADCAST: The Victoria Derbyshire show (from 37:27)

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BROADCAST: The Victoria Derbyshire Show

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3 March:

PRINT: EYE (Early Years Educator): Sector warns government of free childcare shortages

PRINT: EYE (Early Years Educator): Funding promise to fall short, there are still many details left to be announced

PRINT: The i paper: A mixed reception - the Government's new reception baseline assessment has ruffled a few feathers in early years

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RADIO: BBC Radio Solent

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BROADCAST: BBC South Today

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