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The Stop, Listen, Consult petition has been signed by nearly 4,000 people and calls for the Department for Education to reconsider plans in More Great Childcare.
Ofsted has published a new single inspection framework for inspecting local authority children's services.
Three Greater Manchester children's centres have been judged 'inadequate' by Ofsted less than six months after they became a 'cluster'.
The Department for Education has published advice for local authorities and parents on deferring the admission of summer-born children to school.
The Government has now published its analysis of the response to this consultation and as a first step has published statutory guidance which sets its direction of travel
More than 200 nursery workers and classroom assistants have demolished the long-running defence by Scottish councils of paying men discriminatory bonuses that are denied to women.
Follow the development of the funded programme in Nursery World's headlines
The early years and childcare sector may have won the battle against plans to change childcare ratios, but the focus will now shift to the other childcare reforms set out in More Great Childcare.
There has been a mixed response from the early years sector to Ofsted's proposals to increase the frequency of inspections for weaker settings and replace the grade of 'satisfactory' with 'requires improvement'.
In future, early years settings will have four years to reach a good grade or face being closed down by Ofsted.
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