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Parents at Busy Bees nursery in Hammersmith have been visited by chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne to air their views on the Government's proposed changes to childcare vouchers.

Around 2.5 million families will be able to claim up to 1,200 per child a year in tax-free childcare from 2015, under Government plans out for consultation.

The Department for Education has created 'a black hole' of more than 114m in overspending according to the Labour Party.

A group of Sheffield parents go to the High Court this week in their challenge to the city council's decision to stop grant funding in 20 community nurseries in the most deprived areas of the city.

Teach First is calling on professionals working with children to come up with innovative ideas to tackle educational disadvantage, for a chance to win up to 20,000 worth of funding.

The extent to which children's centres are changing in the face of local authority cuts and Coalition Government policy is highlighted in the latest report from the Evaluation of Children's Centres in England.

The EYFS profile could be scrapped and replaced by a formal test when children start school.

Proposals to make childcare more affordable and increase the provision of out-of-school childcare in schools have been set out today.

Children's centre budgets should be pooled with those for midwives and health visitors, a cross-party committee of MPs has argued.

The eligibility criteria for Teach First are currently being reviewed following complaints that applicants with early years degrees were unable to apply for the scheme.