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A new Department for Education survey asking parents for their opinions on staff:child ratios has raised concern among the sector that there will be a renewed push for a relaxation.
Research interviews began last week with families taking part in one of the largest ever Government-funded studies into early years education.
The new Ofsted inspection framework says that inspectors must keep the 'bigger picture' in mind and take into account the history of provision, including any concerns, when making their judgement.
Achieving Two Year Olds (A2YO) is inviting nurseries, childminders, children's centres and schools to attend its free roadshows rolling out nationwide
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request filed by a 'downgraded' nursery provider has revealed that only a tiny percentage of settings have had their complaint upheld by Ofsted and judgement changed.
The family-owned nursery group is expanding rapidly, with the launch of two new nurseries, one in a former police station.
Following last weekend's Big Conversation, Ofsted has confirmed that it would like to meet with representatives from the early years sector.
The National Day Nurseries Association is calling for all nurseries to be exempt from business rates, following Ed Miliband's pledge to lower them for small businesses.
West Yorkshire chain Kinder Haven opens its fifth setting in Bradford this week.
Nikki Fairchild describes how it's now full-steam ahead at Chichester University to start delivering the new Early Years Teacher programme
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