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Early years organisations have voiced concerns that the move to allow schools to give priority places to disadvantaged children who attend school nurseries will discriminate against parents who wish to send their children to private, voluntary and independent settings.
Birmingham Council has commissioned an independent review into the affordability for early years providers of paying staff the living wage.
Charity Scottish Book Trust wants children to automatically be enrolled at their local library to help ensure libraries' survival.
Primary schools are to receive an extra £22.5 million to help them close the gap between the most and least disadvantaged pupils.
The charity Shelter, which has launched an emergency appeal, says that the number of families living in temporary accommodation has risen.
The Health Select Committee, which has found 'serious' problems with children's mental health services, wants teaching staff to receive training on mental health.
The early years sector is calling on the childcare and education minister to reconsider plans for a baseline assessment for reception pupils.
While the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) in April has been welcomed by the sector, early years organisations have raised concerns over how Ofsted will determine if settings are using it effectively.
Schools minister David Laws has set out more details about the Early Years Pupil Premium, including plans for a pilot of the scheme.
More than half the schools that took part in the two-year-old trial have been chosen to act as ‘champions’ for providing funded nursery places.
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