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Amanda Spielman confirmed as next Ofsted chief inspector

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Education secretary Justine Greening has confirmed that Amanda Spielman is to become the next chief inspector of Ofsted.
 
Despite initially being blocked by the education committee, Spielman’s appointment has now...Read more

Childcare costs mean working parents struggle to make ends meet, study claims

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The high cost of childcare is leaving working parents £2,600 short of a decent standard of living every year, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has claimed.
 
Following its Minimum Income Standard (MIS)...Read more

Boys are falling behind girls in early years, survey reveals

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Nearly one million boys are underachieving by the time they reach the age of five, according to a study from Save the Children.
 
The study, Gender Gaps at Five: Boys falling behind in the Early Years, claims...Read more

Report calls on government to address persistent problems with childcare provision

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Following its 2016 Childcare Survey, The Family and Childcare Trust has called on the government to address what it calls “persistent problems with childcare provision in the UK”.
 
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“Odds are stacked against you if you employ a man,” says Andrea Leadsom

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Environment and rural affairs secretary Andrea Leadsom has come under fire from leaders across the country after her comments on men in childcare.
 
During an interview with a reporter from The Times...Read more

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