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Simplified funding, less bureaucracy and more scope to expand will ‘free up nurseries who want to grow’.
School nurseries in London will share an £8m fund designed to encourage them to open from 8am to 6pm and offer more free early education places for children from two upwards.
According to a new report, the Department for Education has spent around three times more on Free Schools than the sum originally allocated.
Too many schools in England have mediocre teaching and weak leadership, Ofsted’s chief inspector has said.
Oxfordshire County Council has backtracked on proposals to close some of its children’s centres, following widespread campaigns to keep the centres open.
The proportion of early years providers judged inadequate has risen in the past year, annual Ofsted figures show.
The Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed plans to extend free school meals to all infant school children in England from next year.
Families will continue to spend more than a quarter of their household income on childcare, even after Tax-Free Childcare is introduced, a think-tank has warned.
Two Government programmes designed to help troubled families in Britain must improve in order to meet expectations, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Children’s communication charity I CAN marked its 125th birthday this week with an event at Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster.
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