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New figures reveal the Scottish Government is a long way off achieving its target of building and expanding 750 nurseries for the expansion of funded childcare.
The Government is being urged to make the funding of supervised tooth brushing programmes in nurseries and schools an ‘urgent priority’ to combat the 'tooth decay crisis'.
The Men in the Early Years (MITEY) campaign has launched today with a new website and charter for settings to sign up to.
The Early Years Alliance has warned MPs that the cost of failing to give business rate relief to nurseries will be ‘enormous’.
A parent campaigner is asking providers to take part in a survey into childcare funding and the impact of the recruitment crisis.
Ofsted says it will retain its four-point grading system of early years settings and schools despite criticisms from the sector.
The childcare sector is being urged to join together in the fight for increased funding by taking part in a week of action.
All About Children has acquired a group of four settings bringing the total number of nurseries in the group to 33.
Childcare providers have expressed their anger over a petition that calls for 15 hours of 'free' childcare for babies and has more than 107,000 signatures.
Lambeth Council has approved the closure of five of its children’s centres, while those in other parts of the country are also under threat.
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