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Schools need to do more to attract the poorest children to take up two-year-old places and to work with early years providers in their area, Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.
Tax-free childcare (TFC) has been delayed until early 2017, following a legal challenge from the childcare voucher provider companies.
More children's centre groups are being judged good or outstanding according to new Ofsted statistics, but nearly half are still below this level.
Peers have accused the Government of rushing through its 30-hour free childcare pledge during the second reading of the Childcare Bill.
Assessment, curriculum and children’s outcomes are headline themes of the new common inspection framework (CIF) published yesterday.
Ofsted has confirmed that early years inspections will continue to be outsourced to third-party inspection providers.
The Childcare Bill, which will entitle parents to 30 hours of free childcare a week, has had its first reading in the House of Lords.
David Cameron will today unveil plans for a funding review to start ‘before the summer’ in advance of a pilot of 30 hours of free childcare from September 2016.
The Pre-School Learning Alliance has released a post-election manifesto in which it asks to work with government on the promised review of free entitlement funding.
A Government body racked up a £30,000 legal bill trying to avoid changing controversial rules over apprenticeships – and then tried to get a training company to pay it.
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