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Teachers working in Leicester City’s children’s centres are at risk of losing their jobs because the council says it can no longer afford them.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched an awards scheme for early years settings to support children’s health, well-being and development.
All but seven of Norfolk’s 53 children’s centres could close under proposals put out by the council.
Investment in Sure Start has further declined with the Government spending just over £576 million on children's centres in 2017-18, compared with £1.8 billion in 2009-10.
New research warns that attempts to ensure all children are 'school ready' is being undermined by targeted support, which alienates disadvantaged families.
The long-awaited Government consultation into the future of children’s centres appears to have been shelved by the children and families minister.
MPs and peers are calling for urgent action after a parliamentary inquiry finds that vulnerable children are missing out on early help and face a postcode lottery of support.
Three local authority-run nurseries in the London borough of Tower Hamlets are at risk of closure as the council plans to ‘reshape the service’.
Conservative MPs are increasingly concerned about the survival of maintained nursery schools and the impact for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Labour would abolish tax-free childcare if it come to power, the shadow childcare minister said today.
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