Public Accounts Committee

Alliance to give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee

Alliance Update
The Pre-school Learning Alliance has been invited to give oral evidence to the Public Accounts Committee as part of its enquiry into the free early education entitlement.
The evidence session, which will take place...Read more

New study halves recommended dairy intake for older children, no change for under fives

Under 5 news
The Eatwell Guide from Public Health England has nearly halved previous recommendations for the amount of milk and dairy products for children over five years old.
Existing recommendations for milk and dairy...Read more

Reception baseline assessments to be abandoned

Under 5 news
The DfE has today revealed that reception baseline assessments will not be used to measure pupils’ progress, after a study found that the three different assessments were not comparable.

Alliance supports functional skills campaign

The Alliance is pleased to be backing Save our Early Years, a cross-sector campaign calling for functional skills to be accepted as GCSE equivalents to enable EYE practitioners with these qualifications to be counted in ratios at Level 3....Read more

DfE proposes to extend daily availability of free entitlement

Under 5 news
In its open consultation on the 30-hours free childcare initiative, the DfE has proposed extending the period that parents can access this free entitlement from 7am – 7pm to 6am – 8pm.
The DfE’s draft document –...Read more