The Government has made far-reaching proposals for reform in its 'More Great Childcare' report. Find detailed analysis of the plans and the sector's reaction

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Early Childhood Services: The race to nowhere

The Government's focus on improving Britain's performance while also cutting costs could be leading us towards a crisis in childcare where true quality is sacrificed,...


Exclusive: Ask the Minister

Education and Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss answers Nursery World readers' questions about More Great Childcare and More Affordable Childcare


The early years sector's reaction to the U-turn on ratios

The early years sector has expressed its joy and relief over the Government's decision to ditch the proposed changes to staff-to-child ratios for nurseries and childminders....


Victory for the early years sector over ratios

The Government has bowed to fierce opposition and ditched the proposed changes to staff: child ratios for nurseries and childminders.


Nurseries and childminders invited to picnic on day of action against Truss reforms

Early years providers across the UK are being encouraged to hold picnics on International Children's Day on 1 June, to join together to protest against the proposals....


Government funds early years apprenticeships for 1,000 students

A total of 2m will be available through a new scheme in the run-up to the Early Years Educator qualification.


DfE claims ratio plans could slash fees by more than a quarter

Proposals to increase staff: child ratios in early years settings could see nurseries increasing their revenue by more than 200,000 a year, according to a DfE analysis....


Truss has visited more French nurseries than UK settings

Elizabeth Truss has made more official visits to French nurseries than early years settings and children's centres in England, Nursery World can reveal.


Cameron says coalition will find 'a way forward' on childcare ratios

Early years organisations have welcomed David Cameron's intervention in the on-going row over plans to increase the number of children nurseries and childminders...


Parents are 'overwhelmingly positive' about childcare

Almost all of the parents questioned in a survey commissioned by the Pre-School Learning Alliance described their childcare as excellent or good.