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Government opens consultation on compulsory first aid training

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The consultation, which closes on 10 December at 5:00pm, invites early years providers, parents, healthcare professionals and local authorities to submit their views on the proposal, which would see all newly qualified Level 2 and 3...Read more

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Ofsted finds link between qualifications and outcomes

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Nurseries and pre-schools with a large proportion of highly qualified staff are more likely to be rated as ‘outstanding’,...Read more

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Peers demand addition of funding review clause to Childcare Bill

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The House of Lords has voted in favour of an amendment to the Childcare Bill that requires government to carry out a comprehensive funding review before rolling out the 30-hour childcare pledge.

Peers voted 222 - 209 in favour of the...Read more

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Good level of development increasing, say EYFS Profile results

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More five-year-olds than ever are achieving the expected standards in maths and literacy, according to new figures published today (13 October) by the...Read more

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Local areas to be inspected for SEN provision under new plans

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will assess how effectively local areas are fulfilling their obligations towards children and young people with special educational needs, under new proposals announced today (12...Read more

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