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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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A united voice

The early years sector has proved great at standing up and standing together, says Sue Cowley


Funding - the hard facts

Pre-school Learning Alliance Chief Executive Neil Leitch says the Government must look at the evidence...

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