The government are set to consult on proposed increases to Ofsted annual fees, childcare minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed.
In a letter sent to early years organisations, the minister stated “…many providers have faced increases in...Read more
Childminder agencies will be rated as ‘effective’ or ‘ineffective’ rather than ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’, Ofsted has confirmed.
According to the childminding agencies inspection handbook, published in...Read more
Labour MP Jenny Chapman has been appointed shadow childcare minister in party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s first reshuffle.
Prior to the reshuffle, Chapman had been shadow prisons and probation minister since 2011. She has a history of...Read more
Government funding for early help services will be cut by 71% between 2010 and 2020, the National Children’s Bureau reveals this morning.
A report titled Losing in the long run, compiled by Action for Children, National Children’s Bureau...Read more