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Delivering his Autumn Budget 2018 yesterday, the Chancellor announced more money for Universal Credit, children’s social care and the NHS, but nothing for the early years sector.
Ahead of today's Budget, new research reveals that more than 40 per cent of early years settings in England are receiving less funding in real terms than five years ago.
Campaigners across the country are joining forces to fight the closure of council-run and community nurseries, with a rally in Salford on Saturday (27 October) uniting members of the Save Our Nurseries campaigns in Tower Hamlets, Salford and Nottingham.
A group of more than 120 children’s charities, teaching unions and organisations have accused the Government of ignoring children in its spending plans.
Funding is available for projects that aim to raise the attainment of children with SEND from the age of three.
Freedom of Information responses obtained by the Scottish Conservatives reveal concerns from councils and providers about the government’s childcare expansion plans for 1,140 hours.
Fears are mounting that children’s centres are on the brink of extinction as the number under threat continues to rise.
Nursery World and NDNA join forces for a behind-the-scenes column
With the upcoming Budget and Spending Review, ministers must argue for more funding on behalf of the whole early years sector - not just maintained nursery schools, says Neil Leitch
The children’s minister has sought to reassure MPs that the Department for Education is looking into the costs of the 30-hour offer, while denying nursery closures are 'widespread'.
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