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Foster carers will be able to access 30 hours funded childcare for the children in their care, the Government has confirmed.
One million children living in poverty will miss out on free school meals under universal credit, according to an analysis by the Children’s Society.
Dropping the eligibility cap for Tax-Free Childcare would free up £150m to pay for foster carers to access the 30 hours, the chair of the Education Select Committee has said.
Early Years Scotland has opened a new family visitor centre at HMP Low Moss.
The Department for Education has changed the wording on the Childcare Choices website after a complaint was made to the advertising watchdog that its marketing of the 30 hours was 'misleading'.
Only a fraction of the numbers of parents forecast have registered for Tax-Free Childcare, meaning that Government will spend 90 per cent less on the scheme than planned.
Supporting parents to get involved in their child’s learning has a positive impact on their home learning environment, academics say.
BookTrust has teamed up with Lego to provide 50,000 families with free books.
Full roll-out of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme has been delayed until next year.
The future of Buckinghamshire’s 35 children’s centres hangs in the balance as the council considers replacing them with nine ‘Early Help bases'.
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