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Majority of parents of three- and four-year-olds received funded places in 2014 - 15

Nine out of ten parents of three- and four-year-olds received government funded early education in 2014 - 15, according to the government’s Childcare and early years survey of parents released this week.

For the first time, the government...Read more

More eligible two-year-olds are taking up free entitlement places

New government figures, published today, have suggested an increase in the number of eligible two-year-olds taking up free entitlement places.

The Department for Education publishes annual estimates of the number of children benefiting...Read more

More eligible two-year-olds are taking up free entitlement places

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New government figures, published today, have suggested an increase in the number of eligible two-year-olds taking up free entitlement places.

The Department for Education publishes annual estimates of the number of children benefiting...Read more

DfE not yet hit full value for money with 15 hours free childcare

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Despite making significant progress with the 15 hours free childcare scheme for parents of three and four year olds, the Department for Education (DfE) has not yet achieved full value for money, the National Audit Office has said.

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Ofsted to directly manage early years inspections

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Ofsted will directly manage its early years inspections and regulatory work as of April 2017, the inspectorate has announced today. Two companies, Tribal and Prospects, manage the existing early years inspections on Ofsted’s behalf, with...Read more

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