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Majority of early years sector oppose reforms

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  • Friday, March 22, 2013
A survey by the National Children's Bureau reveals the extent to which the early years sector is opposed to the reforms in More Great Childcare, with the majority claiming they will have a detrimental effect on children, particularly disadvantaged two-year-olds.

Inspections must be tailored for the early years

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  • Friday, October 10, 2014
Leading early years organisations have given a positive response to plans for a single inspection framework, but urged Ofsted to ensure that inspections are designed for the early education sector.

Major nursery groups reveal gender pay gap

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  • Monday, April 16, 2018
Nursery groups with more than 250 employees have reported on their gender pay gaps, with women ahead in some companies, but men still paid more in others despite the female-dominated nature of the early years sector.

Exclusive: Ofsted - Data delay exposed

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  • Monday, April 21, 2014
An investigation by the Pre-school Learning Alliance has revealed that data on more than 400 early years inspections was omitted from quarterly statistics published by Ofsted last year due to delays in the publication of inspection reports, Nursery World can exclusively reveal.

Quality care hangs in the balance

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  • Friday, May 17, 2013
The staff:child ratio changes ignore the competing demands on staff particularly from children with emotional needs and the new two-year-old intake, says Pat Gordon-Smith.

Ofsted clampdown sees early years grades fall

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  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The latest statistics for early years inspections show that Ofsted is being tougher on childminders and nurseries with more being judged inadequate and fewer given an outstanding grade.

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