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The cost to private and voluntary nurseries of last month’s budget is £437m according to an analysis by the National Day Nurseries Association.
MPs are calling for a new national early intervention strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and are calling on the Government to hold the long-delayed consultation on children's centres.
A leading MP has called for the Government to better evaluate the impact of its policies after our investigation found that the 30 hours offer is penalising disadvantaged children.
According to the Department for Education’s (DfE) Early Years and Childcare Providers’ survey, 53 per cent of nurseries increased their fees for at least one age group in the last 12 months.
What price are the most vulnerable children paying for the Government’s flagship childcare policy? Our FOI investigation reveals that nearly a fifth of councils have cut nursery places in the past year or are currently doing so.
Labour analysis has revealed that projected government spending on tax-free childcare will be £600 million lower than expected in the next four years, due to low take-up of the scheme.
School budgets have been cut by £1.7 billion in real terms since 2015, according to new research.
A cross-party group of MPs and peers are to carry out a formal, select committee style investigation into the opportunities and challenges facing childcare providers.
New Government figures reveal 8,800 childcare providers left the sector between 2016 and 2018.
The childcare and education sector has criticised the Chancellor for ignoring the funding crisis facing early years settings and schools in his Autumn Budget.
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