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Concerns raised over Childcare Services website problems

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Parents are said to be having difficulty accessing flagship website
 
The government’s Childcare Services website is said to be experiencing technical problems, just one month after it launched.

Green Party pledges to delay formal education until age seven

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Party also plans for “free universal” early education and childcare for all
 
The Green Party has promised to offer “free universal” childcare for all children in its latest manifesto....Read more

Conservatives promise that all new primary schools will have a nursery

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Conservative manifesto pledges to add early years provision to all new schools and confirms commitment to 30-hours offer
 
The Conservative party has unveiled its latest manifesto, including a pledge to add...Read more

Lib Dems pledge to triple early years pupil premium and offer 15-hours to all two-year-olds

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Liberal Democrats plan to support disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds with £1,000 a year per child
 
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to increase the early years pupil premium (EYPP) and extend the 15-...Read more

Labour pledges to extend 30-hours childcare offer

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Party says it will spend £5bn each year making 30-hours offer universal
 
The Labour party has pledged to extend the current 30-hours childcare offer if it wins the general election on 8 June.

Alliance and other sector voices join Parliamentary pressure group

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All Party Parliamentary Group aims to support early years sector
 
A group of early years providers and representatives, including the Pre-school Learning Alliance, has announced plans to start an All Party...Read more

Alliance and other organisations ask politicians to end childcare “bidding war”

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Alliance, PACEY and NDNA ask political parties not to promise what the sector cannot deliver
 
The Alliance, along with PACEY and NDNA, has written an open letter to all political parties ahead of the 2017...Read more

Leaked Labour manifesto pledges extended childcare

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Labour pledges “overhaul” of childcare system
 
A leaked draft of Labour’s manifesto for the upcoming general election has promised an “overhaul” of the current childcare system.
 

Education Select Committee raises concerns about baseline testing

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Committee advises “caution” regarding the introduction of reception year testing
 
The House of Commons Education Committee has warned the government about the potentially negative impact of testing and...Read more

Alliance creates ‘need to know’ 30-hours document for parents

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Document can be shared with parents to help explain funding concerns
 
The Alliance has created a downloadable document to help providers explain concerns around early years funding ahead of the roll-out of...Read more

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