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Nurseries struggling with lack of outdoor space, new study shows

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A survey of nearly 400 early years providers has shown that many settings are struggling with either inadequate or a total lack of outdoor space.

The Early Childhood Forum and national charity Learning through Landscapes – the...Read more

New national minimum wage rates announced

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The national minimum wage for 21- to 24-year-olds is to increase to £6.95 an hour, the government has announced. 

The increase, which is based on recommendations by the Low Pay Commission and set to come into effect from October, is...Read more

Local areas to get more notice of SEND inspections

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As of May, local areas will have a longer notice period of SEND inspections in a bid to provide parents and others with a greater opportunity to contribute their views and experiences, Ofsted has announced.

The inspections of facilities...Read more

Fairer funding needed for schools, says Nicky Morgan

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan has this week outlined plans for reforms designed to end unfairness in the school funding system.

Morgan claims that the existing system for distributing funding is outdated, inefficient and unfair, and a...Read more

Middle class parents are ‘more informed’ about childcare services

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A report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has revealed that middle class parents are more informed about the early years childcare services available to them than working class parents.

“The experiences of early...Read more

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