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The childcare and education sector has criticised the Chancellor for ignoring the funding crisis facing early years settings and schools in his Autumn Budget.

Delivering his Autumn Budget 2018 yesterday, the Chancellor announced more money for Universal Credit, children’s social care and the NHS, but nothing for the early years sector.

Nearly 16,000 babies under the age of one are growing up in ‘toxic’ households at risk of severe harm, warns a new report from the children’s commissioner.

Children awaiting adoption outnumber adopters by two to one, new figures show.

New Government figures reveal in each of the last three years, the proportion of nursery schools in deficit has been double that of all schools.

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has partnered with Scotland’s association of councils to draw up principles of working together that local authorities and providers must adhere to.

All but seven of Norfolk’s 53 children’s centres could close under proposals put out by the council.

The Government-commissioned evaluation of the first year of the 30 hours programme shows the impact the policy is having on childcare settings, local authorities and parents, revealing significant challenges for many.

In a bid to save its five day nurseries from closure, Salford City Council is proposing schools and other providers take over their running.

School leaders’ union NAHT has warned that without sufficient funding, the SEN code of practice is nothing more than an ‘empty promise’.