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Settings are urged to air their views in the Government’s apprenticeship levy consultation after a leading training provider warned that ‘catastrophic’ funding cuts are in store.
Children 1st has added two nurseries to its collection after expanding in Staffordshire.
Bright Horizons has added another nursery to its portfolio - marking the latest instalment in a very lively year for sector acquisitions.
Berkshire-based Yellow Brick Nursery Group has been acquired by Complete Childcare.
The UK’s second largest nursery chain Bright Horizons has bought Little Unicorn Day Nurseries, a group of four nurseries in London.
Nursery chain Kids Planet has secured a £10 million investment from BGF to open five new nurseries over the next two years across the North West.
Smaller settings wishing to employ apprentices will have to pay just 10 per cent of the costs of training them, the Government has announced today.
Plans to change the way that childcare for three- and four-year-olds is funded to make the system fairer for all early years providers, wherever they are in the country, have been put out for consultation today.
Early years organsiations that have long campaigned for early years funding reform have broadly welcomed the plans.
Nursery staff at a Co-operative Childcare nursery are to be balloted for strike action over planned cuts to pay and conditions worth £95,000 a year.
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