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School places: Numbers still fail to add up

Schools are an important part of the Government's drive to increase provision for pre-school children - but they are struggling to provide even enough statutory places.



Interview - Alison McGovern

Shadow children's minister


Interview - Jean Carwood-Edwards

Chief executive of Early Years Scotland, previously the Scottish Pre-school Play Association (SPPA)...


Interview - Samantha Pancheri, Green Party schools spokesperson

What are the Green Party's key early years policies?

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Looking ahead to the new framework

Ofsted director of early years Nick Hudson explains the implications of the common inspection framework,...


Editor's view - The going rate

The new financial year is just about to start, and nurseries are hearing from local authorities about...

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