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Childminders have performed better than nurseries in initial results from the first two months of the new inspections framework.
Children’s centres in poor areas help disadvantaged families to develop parenting skills, improve mothers’ mental health and children's learning at home, research shows.
The largest nursery chain in the UK has acquired Kids 1st Day Nurseries, the ‘outstanding’ group of 11 nurseries.
Nursery fees are going up, vacancies are going unfilled for months at a time and staff are leaving childcare because they can’t progress, say the majority of employers in a new survey.
A number of nurseries operated by universities and colleges across the UK are under threat or due to close, as they claim too few students are taking up places.
Following the announcements made in the Chancellor’s Autumn Spending Review, Dr Jo Verrill, managing director of research agency Ceeda, examines how providers will be affected financially
Stewart Birchall, owner of Netstar9 Childcare
Nursery employers have ‘major concerns’ over the need to increase fees for parents in order to pay staff the National Living Wage, a report by Christie + Co reveals.
Childcare providers will be able to ask schools if they can use their premises to run before and after-school and holiday childcare when they are not using them.
Childcare minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed that there will be a workforce strategy established next year.
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