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York nurseries win rise to 30-hour childcare pilot funding

Nurseries and childminders in York have won their battle for more Government funding for the 30 hours’ childcare pilot.

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New after school clubs policy criticised as 'wishy-washy'

After-school service representatives have slammed the quality of the Government’s attempt to improve wraparound and holiday provision as ‘incorrect, ill-informed and wishy-washy’.

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30 hours childcare risks widening the gap in the early years

Better-off families are set to benefit from 30 hour childcare at the expense of poorer families, warns a new analysis by think tank CentreForum.

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Underfunding: Chain restricts funded-only 15-hour places

A nursery chain which has defended a ‘general extras’ charge as necessary to subsidise government-funded places has published a new policy to help get around the problem.


People

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Interview - Susan Daniels

Chief executive of the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

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Interview - Maliha Ahad

AIM Middle East provides training and consultancy on the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) in...

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Interview - Natalie Perera

Executive director and head of research a CentreForum

Latest Comment

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Early education and childcare: forecast for 2020 trends

Patrick Hayes, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA,) says that forthcoming...

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Falling on deaf ears

Small children don’t necessarily listen to advice, but as adults we should be better at listening too,...

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    14 October 2015

    In parts of Finland, staff working in state-funded nursery settings have been told they must use adult-sized furniture. According to one manager, working in an EYFS nursery in Helsinki, the reason...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    05 November 2014

    The final part of the Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden was spent in the lovely city of Stockholm.