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We know early years education suffers from a pay problem, but just how does this affect practitioners’ ability to afford to lead ‘normal’ lives? Hannah Crown has these shocking findings from our exclusive survey
How one setting in Yorkshire secured more than £100,000 in funding over five years, and opened a yurt, food bank, art sessions and Forest School. By Carl Duck
We know that 70 per cent of all poor children are in working families. So how easy is it for these families to access childcare? Charlotte Goddard investigates
Early years provision in China is a huge growth market, with UK nurseries large and small taking up opportunities to open there. So, what are the pros and cons of doing business in this very different country?
Many settings are wondering how they are going to afford the upcoming 5 per cent increase to the National Living Wage, let alone keep pay differentials to reward senior staff. So what are the options? Annette Rawstrone reports
The University of East London’s Ivana La Valle and Eva Lloyd, who were involved in the most recent evaluation of the 30 hours entitlement, discuss the key findings of their report and how the policy may develop in the future
Everything you need to know… but were afraid to ask.
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
The early years trailblazer group is now in its third incarnation, and is busy devising apprenticeship standards at Levels 5 and 6. Hannah Crown reports