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The Government has scrapped the only national Government funding scheme set up to help new childminders start their business, despite falling numbers in recent years.
The most common reason for calls to the NSPCC is child neglect, the charity has said.
The DfE is looking for a national training partner to take on the next stage of the Early Years Professional Development Fund, the children’s minister told delegates at the Nursery World Business Summit.
The cost to private and voluntary nurseries of last month’s budget is £437m according to an analysis by the National Day Nurseries Association.
MPs are calling for a new national early intervention strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and are calling on the Government to hold the long-delayed consultation on children's centres.
How have the UK’s biggest nursery groups – and the early years sector as a whole – changed over the past two decades? Catherine Gaunt goes through the archives
Just a fraction of families eligible for Tax-Free Childcare are using it, Nursery World can reveal.
What price are the most vulnerable children paying for the Government’s flagship childcare policy? Our FOI investigation reveals that nearly a fifth of councils have cut nursery places in the past year or are currently doing so.
A recent OECD report confirms that the UK needs to better support disadvantaged children in order to improve their prospects
Too many statutory requirements mean we are busy demonstrating compliance rather than getting on with our real job
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