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All newly qualified nursery staff will be legally required to take paediatric first aid training for the first time from next year.
Ofsted has ditched plans to omit data on childminder numbers and places from official figures.
We know many people who work in nurseries experience physical problems: nearly 90 per cent of you reported experiencing back pain in a 2011 survey.
The Government has formally abolished the five-year-rule, paving the way for GCSEs of any date to be used to complete an apprenticeship.
The new common inspection framework applies to all education inspections and will come into force from September 2015.
Early years settings, schools and colleges will be inspected under a new common inspection framework from September, with shorter and more frequent inspections.
Local authorities will be given a financial incentive to encourage them to offer business rate relief to nurseries.
Nursery staff will be told to report young children they deem at risk of radicalisation, under plans put out for consultation by the Home Office.
The latest Ofsted results for children's centres suggest that performance is poor in comparison to other types of childcare provision. Gabriella Jozwiak investigates the facts behind the figures.
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