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James Hempsall looks at how to encourage take-up of the offer
James Hempsall considers the impact of waiting lists on two-year-old development.
Updated guidance reminds us of the conditions attached to two-year-old funding, while the level of interest from schools is growing, says James Hempsall.
James Hempsall explores what sufficiency means within the funded two-year-old offer, and how it could be used to drive up standards.
Free is free. It is a fundamental aim of early learning for two year olds. Yet this simple message is often misunderstood, says James Hempsall
The programme of free childcare for two-year-olds doesn't just benefit children but gives parents a new lease of life too, says James Hempsall.
Stretching the two-year-old offer across the year has the potential to make life easier for children and families - and has advantages for providers as well, says James Hempsall.
School provision for two-year-olds helps continue the expansion of free early education places for this age group, yet it is often misunderstood, says James Hempsall
Families must be supported to understand he two-year-old offer access their places, says James Hempsall
The expansion of the two-year-old offer in September will see a new group of low-income families accessing it, and providers will need a flexible model to meet their needs.