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An open letter to newly appointed director of early years and childcare at the Department for Education, Michelle Dyson.

The 30-hours scheme is heading for failure if problems raised in the pilot evaluation are glossed over instead of tackled, argues Neil Leitch

In the run-up to the general election, our columnist Natalie Perera has some advice for the next Prime Minister.

Responses to recent research suggest that many nurseries will not deliver the 30 hours. Will this actually happen, asks Liz Roberts

Natalie Perera looks at the detail behind the Government's much-quoted £6 billion childcare spending figure

The Government needs to come clean to parents that 30 hours funding will force providers to charge for 'extra' services, says Neil Leitch, chief executive of Pre-school Learning Alliance

Relaxing ratios isn't the answer to cheaper childcare, says Liz Bayram.

Government early years policy needs a radical rethink to meet the interests of parents and providers, says Len Shackleton

Through all the debate around 30 hours, one thing has remained constant.

Neil Leitch says the delay in the early years funding consultation makes it impossible for the sector to prepare for the 30-hour offer