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Historical View: Is childcare working?

How much childcare is available for mothers who work full-time? Pamela Calder, former chair of the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network and who campaigned in the 70s for better access to childcare, asks whether things have improved

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.

Tax-Free Childcare goes live

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  • Monday, April 24, 2017
From today, working parents of children under four can start using Tax-Free Childcare, as well as sign up ahead of the 30-hour September roll-out.

Nursery Management: Living wage - Paying up

The 'national living wage', which comes in next April, is predicted to pose significant challenges for the childcare sector. So what does it mean in practice, and how will nurseries cope? Ruth Stokes takes a look.

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.

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.

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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