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Exclusive: Living wage to create funding gap of hundreds of millions

The introduction of the 'national living wage' (NLW) next April will push the nursery sector into a deficit running into hundreds of millions of pounds without serious commitment from the Government...



Interview: David Grailey, chief executive at NCFE

The NCFE has just acquired the awarding organisation CACHE.


Interview: Julie Hyde, Executive director of business development at awarding body CACHE

There have been a lot of recent changes by the Government to the entry and exit requirements of Early...


Interview: Conor D'Arcy, Policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation

Conor D'Arcy talks about the likely impact of the new 'national living wage' to Katy Morton

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Editor's View - Fresh air and fun

Outdoor nurseries past and present enshrine important principles of good practice,says Editor Liz Roberts...


Taking their time

Children need to be allowed to 'stand and stare', says Cathy Nutbrown

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