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Funding for children’s services has fallen by nearly a third since 2010, according to a new analysis by a coalition of the 'big five' children's charities.
Self-employed childcare providers could miss out on Universal Credit as a result of receiving early years entitlement funding, the Early Years Alliance has warned.
The Government’s shift in focus towards childcare as a means of getting parents back to work, away from good quality early years education, is affecting settings’ quality and impacting social mobility, a cross-government report warns.
New figures on the take-up of Tax-Free Childcare from HMRC show that just a fifth of the number of parents the Government expected to have signed up to Tax-Free Childcare have done so.
A new IT system has caused havoc for childcare providers in Northamptonshire, leaving more than 80 per cent of them with either overpayments or underpayments for funded places.
Children in the most deprived area of the country have seen a huge improvement in their outcomes at the end of the EYFS following a major programme of targeted Government investment.
MPs have been left 'frustrated' by the Government's rejection of a new national early intervention strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma.
The Government should review 30 hour childcare to address the ‘perverse consequences’ that are leading to a growing gap between disadvantaged children and their peers, MPs have said.
T-levels – the Level 3 programmes of study that will come in from 2020 – look set to replace the Early Years Educator qualification. Hannah Crown has an update
A petition calling on the Government to increase childcare funding in line with minimum wage rises has secured more than 6,400 signatures in just a few days.
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